The Andhra Pradesh authorities has given permission to the Commissioner, Faculty Schooling, to fill the 5,809 vacant Faculty Assistant posts with eligible and senior Secondary Grade Academics (SGTs) and supply them Topic Trainer Allowance of ₹2,500 monthly, until the promotions are given as per the instructions given by the court docket within the pending writ petitions.
A directive issued to this impact by the Principal Secretary (Faculty Schooling) Praveen Prakash mentioned this might not solely fulfil the mandate of the federal government to supply topic academics to all the faculties, however would additionally encourage academics, as these SGTs would have the ability to differentiate themselves with the traditional SGTs as ‘SGTs with Topic Trainer Allowance’.
Nonetheless, the choice has not gone down properly with some trainer unions. Leaders of the Andhra Pradesh Trainer Union (APTF) have condemned the choice, describing it an ‘advert hoc resolution’ to the issue.
Court docket instances
In a press release, the union’s State president Ch. Manjula and basic secretary Okay. Bhanu Murthy mentioned that as an alternative of giving promotions and incentives to academics, the federal government was depriving them of the identical ‘on the pretext of court docket instances’.
They argued that there have been no obstructions to academics’ promotions. Pointing that instances pertaining to high school restructuring programme (merger of Lessons 3 to five with excessive colleges) and repeal of Telugu because the medium of instruction have been pending in courts, they mentioned that the federal government went forward with implementing the merger plan and single-medium colleges however now, it was citing authorized hassles for academics’ promotions.
They mentioned as an alternative of selling eligible academics to the vacant posts, efforts have been being made to discover a ‘non permanent resolution’ to the problem. The federal government had mentioned that on account of the school-merger initiative, 35,000 academics would get promotions. However not a single promotion had been effected up to now, they complained.
In the meantime, the Municipal Academics’ Federation (MTF) has demanded that the orders be applied in municipal colleges as properly.
The Federation’s State president S. Ramakrishna mentioned that 2,400 Faculty Assistant posts have been vacant in municipal colleges and it must also be considered. He demanded that the Faculty Assistants from the Zilla Parishad colleges who have been ‘adjusted’ within the municipal colleges ought to be despatched again to their mother or father establishments and that the two,400 vacant SA posts in municipal colleges be stuffed by selling the SGTs, other than extending them a month-to-month allowance of ₹2,500.