On Wednesday, the West Bengal Primary Trained Teachers Association (WBPTTA) demanded that the West Bengal government hike the grade pay of headmasters of primary schools to Rs 3,900-4,100. If the demand is not met then they threatened to hit the street from next week.
Pintu Parui, WBPTTA president told that on July 26 the announcement made by West Bengal government to hike the grade pay of primary teachers from Rs 2,600 to Rs 3,600 has not referred to the “all-important issues of pay fixation, pay protection and additional increments of senior teachers having worked for years in schools.”
He further said that the notification on July 26 by the State Education Department is silent on the grade/basic pay of headmasters/headteachers. Hence they demand on an immediate basis to fix grade pay of headmasters/headteachers at Rs 3900-4100.
Parui said that Partha Chatterjee, Education Minister has promised to look into the issues and will let us know about the government’s stand at the earliest. But if the government remains unresponsive, we will launch an agitation next week.