Educationists from all over the state condemned the state government for exploiting
teachers by appointing them as Vidyasahayaks
Educationists from all over the state condemned the state
government for exploiting teachers by appointing them as Vidyasahayaks and giving
them pittance of Rs 4, 500 as salary.
Over 70 educationists and senior policy makers from all over the state participated
in a workshop held on the eve of Teacher's Day on Sunday to discuss necessary action
to restore the respect deserved by teachers and also to ensure education for each
and every child.
We demand that the state government stop violating the right to get equal remuneration
by teachers. Appointing Vidyasahayaks is disrespecting the teaching fraternity as
the salaries they are offered are menial, said Sukhdev Patel, educationist and activist
working for fair implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) ACT.
A teacher has certain responsibility towards his family and his profession. How
can you expect a person to be dedicated to his profession on a salary of Rs 4, 500
when another person who has been appointed as a teacher gets an entry level salary
of Rs 20, 000 per month, he questioned.
Patel said that when the state government expects Vidyasahayaks to be a graduate
and clear the teacher's eligibility test, why doesn’t it believe in paying them
good salaries so that they are fully dedicated to their chosen profession.
Appointment of Vidyasahayaks also curtails the respect deserved by teachers. We
firmly believe that good, qualified teachers should be appointed to raise the standard
of teaching in schools across the state, said Patel.
The state government has recently appointed over 11, 000 Vidyasahayaks
in the state. The recruitment drive was to fill 13,000 positions.
Courtesy: Times of India