14 MLC’s including Ganesh Karnik to Protest for Teachers’ Demands
13 MLC’s Including Ganesh Karnik to Protest for Teachers’ Demands in front of Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru Today, 6 September
Mangaluru: Addressing the media persons, Ganesh Karnik, MLC, and the Chief Whip of the Opposition in the Legislative Council had said, “In all, 13 members of the State Legislative Council will stage an indefinite dharna in front of the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru from September 6 pressing the government to fulfill various demands of teachers. The participating MLC’s are from the teachers’ and graduates’ constituencies. Seven MLC’s from the BJP, six from Janata Dal (Secular) and one from the Congress will sit in the dharna.”
“A charter of 32 demands has been prepared. Until now the State government did not have proper guidelines for the transfer of teachers. The transfers should be made before the commencement of the academic year and not during the course of the academic year. If teachers were transferred in the middle of the academic year, it would affect both the students and the teachers. Though teachers have been sitting on dharna in the Freedom Park, many of their demands have not been fulfilled. Hence, the MLC’s have decided to sit in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Vidhana Soudha. Recently the government issued a notification for the recruitment of 10,000 teachers.” added Capt. Karnik.
He further said, “But there is confusion regarding qualifications for applying to the post of physical education teachers. The government should address it soon. The government should extend the recruitment on compassionate grounds to degree colleges as well. Now it is applicable to high schools. The government should lift restrictions on the recruitment of non-teaching staff in schools and colleges once such staff retired from the service. Hence, the recruitment should continue. The government should extend the grant-in-aid to those private schools and colleges started after 1995”.