Polytechnic teachers boycott evaluation
Hubli: Teachers of aided, government and private polytechnic colleges boycotted evaluation work here on Monday demanding implementation of the AICTE pay scale.
Although the office-bearers of the All Karnataka Polytechnic Teachers’ Association were reluctant to join the agitation as the association had not given an official call for staging protests, they joined the other teachers who insisted that they should launch the agitation.
The protesters alleged that although the AICTE scale should have been implemented from 2006, the government was putting it off on one pretext or the other.
Last week, the association had submitted a memorandum to the senior officials of the Technical Education Board seeking their take on the issue before January 10. On not receiving any response, they decided to boycott the evaluation work for a day. By the time the agitation was launched, a few teachers had taken the packets of answer scripts for evaluation work. However, the agitating teachers persuaded them to return the packets and join the agitation.
Meanwhile, zonal secretary of the association Hanumesh clarified that the association had not given a call officially to boycott the evaluation work. He added that the Government had sent the file pertaining to implementation of AICTE pay scale to the Finance Department.
Meanwhile, nodal officer at the centre A.M. Bojedar said that following the boycott of evaluation work, the Principal Secretary of the Department of Technical Education had asked them to issue notices to the teachers boycotted the evaluation work.