Teachers end stir,HSC results to be declared on time

A day after lifting the nearly three-week-long boycott of examination work,junior college teachers’ associations on Thursday instructed teachers to undertake the evaluation and moderation duty for the Class XII examination and ensure results are declared on time.

Written by Express News Service | Published:March 15, 2013 2:13 am

A day after lifting the nearly three-week-long boycott of examination work,junior college teachers’ associations on Thursday instructed teachers to undertake the evaluation and moderation duty for the Class XII examination and ensure results are declared on time.

“The state government has conceded to some of our major demands if not all. Since our agitation has borne some fruits,we have appealed all teachers associated with us to carry out examination related duties diligently. We are hopeful that answer-sheet evaluation and declaration of results will be over as per time-schedule,” local teachers’ leader Avinash Takwale said.

Around 60,000 junior college teachers,who had boycotted the evaluation and moderation duty for the Class XII examination called off their agitation on Wednesday after the State government agreed to some of their key demands.

School Education Minister Rajendra Darda had said in the State Legislative Assembly on Wednesday that some major demands raised by teachers such as Diploma in higher education (DHE) be treated equivalent to the B.Ed degree for seniority,the period of maternity leave of shikshan sevikas be considered into their services without extending their total contract tenure and release of non-salary grant from coming April 1.

Darda also told the Assembly that two other major demands raised by teachers — introducing three-tier salary system for teachers from January 1,1996 and giving its backdated effects from January 2006,and bringing in senior grade system for teachers from non-aided institutions — would be tabled before the State Cabinet within next couple of months.

The minister also said that fresh talks will be held with teachers’ association on their demands like introducing old pension scheme for teachers working on part-time basis and aided basis before November 1,2005,removal of ‘permanently unaided’ word from government educational polices and relaxing norms while allotting new student divisions.

A senior State Board official said,“We are sure that the board exam results will be out on time. The three-week long stir would not have any impact on the results.”

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