ATA’s wish list to CS

ATA’s wish list to CS

ITANAGAR, May 17: The Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) on Thursday strongly demanded the State Govt for appointing the Director of Secondary Education (DSE) and the Director of Elementary Education (DEE) as Deputy State Project Directors under Integrated Scheme for School Education (DSPD, ISSE) and as joint bank signatories.

In a representation addressed to the Chief Secretary, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh, the teachers’ body, while citing one of agenda items of first Executive Committee meeting on ISSE, SSA held on 14th May said that there is Deputy State Project Director/Special State Project Director (DSPD/SSPD) as joint bank signatories. At the same time, Director of Secondary Education and Director of Elementary Education are proposed to be appointed as Additional SPD, as non-bank accounts signatories whereas DSE & DEE are immediate responsible and more acquainted with practical needs and problems besides being veteran in the department. As such, it is beseeched that DEE & DSE may be appointed as DSPD ISSE as well as joint bank signatories for executing the duties smoothly.

Further pointing out that the District Programme Officer (DPO) under ISSE is proposed to be created in three districts namely, Kamle, Lower Siang and Itanagar Capital Complex and delegate from APCS cadre, the ATA said, “In this regard, it is seen that the creation of the DPO ISSE seems inappropriate; instead the DDSE in the district may be delegated or entrusted with the duty of proposed DPO ISSE as the nature of work/duty has already been carried out as usual by the DDSEs in the district.”

The ATA, in its representation, requested the Govt for considering its genuine demand for the welfare of teachers and smooth functioning of the Education Department. It said, the Chief Secretary gave a positive response and assured to look into its demands.

In another memorandum to the CS, the ATA demanded “complete” bifurcation of Elementary & Secondary Education, thereby creating separate Deputy Director of Elementary Education (DDEE) and Deputy Director of Secondary Education (DDSE). It also called for implementation of RTE Act 2005 and Govt notification order No.EED.2/428/2014 dated the 16th Jan’2016 for the appointment of head teacher in elementary education as equivalent to BEO cadres.

ATA also demanded roll back of the officiating appointees of all the categories and put a blanket ban on officiating/in-charge appointment of HM/VP. It suggested the senior most PGT/TGT to be promoted to the post of Head Master/VP in case of vacancy, through DPC twice a year.

The teachers’ body also demanded, among others, implementation of MACP (7th CPC) benefits to be given to non-promotee teachers after completion of 10, 20 and 30 years like the other ministerial staffs, enhancement of school teachers’ retirement age from existing 60 years to 62 years and timely supply of teaching-learning materials and infrastructure development in the schools like textbook, white/green board, proper water supply and free electricity in all the schools.

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