Itagar, May 24: The Aruchal Teachers’ Association (ATA) has called for complete bifurcation of Elementary and Secondary Education with creation of separate Deputy Director of Elementary Education and Deputy Director of Secondary Education for all the districts.
It also demanded for creation of Group ‘B’ Gazetted Headmaster post at elementary level and head teacher for primary level as per Right to Education (RTE) Act for inclusiveness of organizatiol structure of Department of Elementary Education in the state, a press release said here today. The ATA further demanded immediate division of teachers for both the Elementary and Secondary Education based on post and desigtion or through preference offered by the teachers. ATA also placed a scheme which may be applied to channelize the promotiol avenues for teachers of both the Directorate.
The Central Executive Committee of the ATA led by its Vice President, C K Yab called on state Education Minister Tapang Taloh on May 22 and submitted a memorandum to this effect, the release informed.
In order to streamline and to elimite inconsistency or sluggishness in promotiol avenues of teachers ATA insist on mandatory sitting of DPC on yearly basis at both the Elementary and Secondary Directorate.
Replacement of existing text books of Elementary level with new syllabus based on regiol framework with inclusion of topic allied to Tribe, Economy, Society, Culture, Tradition etc of Aruchal Pradesh and introduction of Sociology and Education subjects in the curriculum of Secondary Education. Immediate sanction of 73 posts of Head master and Vice Principals.
It further said BEO should be made fully promotiol post and 50 % by promotion from senior most Junior Teacher (JT) and rest of the 50 % by merit adjudged through limited departmental competition among in-service Junior Teacher (JT) having an experience of minimum 8 years of service.
It also called for ban on holding dual charges while informing that BEO’s, BRCC and other field functiories under tiol Flagship Program (SSA/RMSA) are holding dual charges in the state ignoring laid down norms.
The ATA also requested the minister to draw up a suitable mechanism on a regular basis to consult ATA on major decisions, affecting the School Education system and to thrash out service related issues from time to time, the release added.