The Karnataka State Untrained School Teachers Association will be conducting a state-level conference and academic meet on March 20 at Kalamandir in the city.
More than 500 teachers from across the state will take part in the meet that would deliberate on crucial issues concerning the untrained teachers. The issues would also include the disparity in salaries, perks and other allowances between the BEd trained and non-trained teachers.
Addressing media persons on Wednesday, president of the Association Muddumallaiah said Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri would inaugurate the conference at 3 pm.
Minister for Medical Education and District Incharge S A Ramdas, Minister for Forests C H Vijayshankar, deputy chairperson of the legislative council Vimala Gowda, Opposition leader in the legislative assembly Siddaramaiah, Opposition leader in Legislative Council Motamma would attend the the day-long conference.
He said the untrained school teachers were being discriminated for a long time. The salaries of the untrained teachers have remained on the lower side compared to the teachers who completed the BEd course.
The state government should end the discrimination as the teachers without BEd were appointed a long time back when there was no mandatory rule for the appointment of teachers. Many teachers under this category have reached retirement age, he said.
Association Secretary Ramu, and B Sunder were present.