TRS Neglecting Teachers: TJS Chief Kodandaram
TJS chief M Kodandaram today criticised the TRS government for its failure to announce the new Pay Revision Commission for the teachers in the state.
Hyderabad | 29th December 2020
Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) founder and president M Kodandaram today came down heavily on the TRS-led state government, and alleged that it was hatching conspiracies to delay the implementation of the 11th Pay Revision Commission (PRC) which was harming the teachers in the state.
Speaking at a protest organised by several teachers' unions, including the Joint Action Committee of Teachers Organisations, at the Indira Park, the TJS leader demanded that the state government stop being negligent towards the teachers and address the problems being faced by them at the earliest.
He also lashed out at the police for arresting the teachers who had participated in similar protests earlier in the year.
"It is unfortunate that the police arrested the teachers who had come to take part in similar protest programs earlier. The decision to arrest them, a deeply undemocratic one, was clearly taken by the state government. Instead of repressing them, the government should focus on addressing their very legitimate demands and concerns," Kodandaram said.
The leader also said that the TJS would stand by the teachers till their demands were fulfilled.
MLC Narsi Reddy, who was also present at the demonstration, said that he too would support the teachers' cause, and demanded that the state government immediately hold a meeting with them to resolve the problems being faced by them.
Reddy also urged the government to expedite the recruitment of new teachers to fill the vacant government teaching posts in the state.
The government employees of the state, including the teachers, were hopeful of receiving a 30% pay hike following the PRC's pay scale revision, but the outbreak of Covid-19, which significantly hindered the state's economy, reportedly led to a delay in the implementation of the new pay scale.
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