Divest education portfolio from Kageri: MLC

10 members submit memorandum to CM



Disclosing that a memorandum signed by ten members of the Legislative Council has been submitted to the Chief Minister urging him to relieve Kageri as the Primary and Secondary Education Minister, the MLC said that Kageri has neither the primary knowledge nor concern plaguing primary and secondary education.
“The minister has abysmally failed in solving the several problems that the primary and secondary education system in the State is facing. Unfortunately, he has no time to discuss the issues. Hence he should be relieved from his portfolio,” Narayanaswamy said at a press meet here on Friday.

Transfer policy
Teachers should be transferred by formulating a comprehensive policy on transfers. Clerks who have served for five or more years in the Commissioner’s or Director’s office should be transferred to schools so as to prevent them from developing vested interests. The schools in taluks are facing shortage of teachers and classrooms. Immediate steps should be taken to address these problems.

Release of grant-in-aid is kept in abeyance by the chief minister citing requirement of funds for flood relief work. However, the grant-in-aid has been provided for in the budget and it is not proper to play with the lives of poor teachers.
The Chief Minister should therefore set-aside the excuse and release the aid at the earliest, Narayanaswamy demanded.

The MLC said that the government should curb the practice of making teachers pay for the faults of the management. Mahiti Sindhu programme should not be handed over to Keonics and instead should be implemented through DSERT only.
The mid-day meal should not be privatised and should be executed under the supervision of head of the institution. The services of the teachers of Job Oriented Courses, serving for over 20 years should be regularised, he demanded.
Block Education Officer Chandrashekhar Babu, Block Resource Centre coordinator Venkatesh, District Government Employees Association president R Hanumantha Reddy and others were present on the occasion.

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