PCC bats for part-time workers of edn. department

Port Blair
29 Jun 2018

Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma, PCC President invited the attention of the Director of Education, A&N Administration  and expressed his concern over non issue of orders re-engaging the  part time employees/workers  engaged as Craft Instructors, Pre-Primary Teachers, Pre-Primary Ayahs/ Safai Karamchari and Attendants at various schools located in A&N Islands for the academic year 2018-19.  He said  that a large number of  part time PPT, PPA and Craft Instructors  are continually engaged  by the Education Department since  long  and  the  services of these employees  are being  utilized to satisfy the requirement laid down under the Right to Education Act 2009.
Mr Kuldeep further said that these  Part Time employees/workers are engaged for a academic session and their services are terminated on commencement of the summer vacation, which means that these part time employees are paid only for 10 months in year.    Being part-time employees they are getting very meager wages.  They are also  not entitled for any kind of leave , hence if they don’t attend the school even due to unavoidable circumstances, their wages are proportionately cut thereby resulting in further reduction in the monthly wages  and  therefore they are  facing much hardship to maintain their family.  The PCC President  in his letter  requested   the DEO that  the case  of these    part time employees/workers  engaged as Craft Instructors, Pre-Primary Teachers, Pre–Primary Ayahs/ Safai Karamchari and Attendants at various schools    be considered sympathetically  and necessary orders  for their   re-engagement   for the  academic year 2018-19  be issued at the earliest.