Teachers boycott SSLC evaluation in Mandya

Teachers boycott SSLC evaluation in Mandya

Protesters allege delay in implementing Kumar Naik report

 Teachers boycotted the evaluation of SSLC answer scripts and staged a flash protest, urging fulfilment of their demands, including bridging disparity in wages, in Mandya, on Monday.

More than 1,000 teachers, who had arrived for evaluation duty at their respective centres, later walked out.

Carmel Convent School, Lakshmi Janardhan School, Rotary School, St John’s School, St Joseph’s School and Government Junior College, in the city are the valuation centres. But, within a few minutes of reporting, the teachers put down their pens and walked out of their respective centres.

They alleged that the government was delaying the implementation of G Kumar Naik report and was cheating the teachers, every year. The teaching fraternity has been demanding to set right the disparity for the past 16 years, but the government is not responding, they complained.

Shivanna Mangala, secretary of the Association of Unaided Schools and Colleges, told Deccan Herald that they would not evaluate the answer scripts until their demands were met.

“While a few teachers from private schools are attending to the evaluation duty, teachers of the government schools have abstained. We have not agreed to the agreement made by one H K Manjunath of High School Teachers Association with the government,” he added.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, DDPI Shivamadappa said, “Evaluation is being held at six centres in the district and bundles of answer scripts have been distributed to them. As it was the first day of evaluation, the process has been delayed. However, a report would be submitted to the government against those who have abstained from work.”

Meanwhile, the protesting teachers chose to ignore the appeal made by the DDPI and submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah through the deputy commissioner. However, it is said that a meeting was convened in the evening and the future course of action would be decided.

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