Accusing the government of not meeting their promise and demanding speedy implementation of their demand, Karnataka State Primary Teachers Association has decided to take a mass holiday on July 9 in the State.
Informing this at a press conference here on Sunday, B.T. Goudar, district president, said that the decision for holding protest was taken during the working committee meeting held in Bengaluru recently.
Speaking on their demand, Mr. Goudar said that the government must consider graduation of teachers for giving salary based on their qualification.
Stating that no transfer of teachers had taken place for the last three years, he demanded early completion of the transfer process to help teachers who are in need of it.
Accusing the government of not releasing salaries of teachers working under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan on monthly basis, he demanded that the government pay their salaries before the fifth of every month.
Mr. Goudar said that their salaries is delayed by at least two months every time.
The association demanded the introduction of LKG and UKG classes in all government schools of the State. “We have more such demands and the government must accept them. Else, we will intensify our agitation,” he said.
He added that there are around 10,000 teachers working in the district, the number of teachers working in the State is around 1.86 lakh.