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Teachers present 12-point demand to govt

Teachers from across the state converged at the Gujarat State Primary Teachers’ Federation meet held at Gandhinagar on Sunday. The federation later presented a 12-point demand list to the state Education Minister,Ramanlal Vora.

Teachers from across the state converged at the Gujarat State Primary Teachers’ Federation meet held at Gandhinagar on Sunday. The federation later presented a 12-point demand list to the state Education Minister,Ramanlal Vora.

The demands include an increase in the salaries of the Vidya Sahayaks to

Rs 5,000 from the present Rs 2,500; increase in the number of teachers to match the required teacher-student ratio; setting up of a separate Primary Education Board; centralising the recruitment of teachers; providing facilities like housing for teachers working in interior areas; free education for children of teachers; allowing leave travel concession (LTC) to be encashed; and free bus travel for Best Teacher Award winners without any limit on the distance covered.

Other demands include implementation of the 10-point programme charted out by the working committee of the Gujarat State Primary Teachers’ Federation; removing compulsion of computer training and examination for teachers; increasing participation of women from 30 per cent to 50 per cent;s and changing the financial year from the present April-March to January-December.

Meanwhile,Chief Minister Narendra Modi announced his plan to set up the ‘Indian Institute of Teachers Training’ and a Children’s University in Gujarat at the inauguration of the Gujarat State Primary Teachers’ Federation Education and Research Centre in Gandhinagar. The centre has been constructed at a cost of Rs 4 crore.

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LK Advani,who was present at the inauguration,said if NDA comes to power,it will:
* Double the Central budget for primary and secondary education and healthcare
* Recruit 10 lakh teachers to achieve 100 per cent student enrolment and improving teacher-student ratio
* Ensure basic minimum infrastructure for Internet-enabled education in all schools in the country
* Ensure teacher training,welfare,social security and launch of Shikshak Awas Yojana,so that all teachers have housing facility