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Don’t shut primary schools, Tamil Nadu govt urged

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | R. VALAYAPATHY
Published May 23, 2018, 6:08 am IST
Updated May 23, 2018, 6:08 am IST
1,350 elementary schools face closure.
S.Mayil, state general secretary of the  Tamil Nadu Primary School Teachers Federation, addresses their state executive at Tiruchy on Tuesday.	(Photo: DC)
 S.Mayil, state general secretary of the Tamil Nadu Primary School Teachers Federation, addresses their state executive at Tiruchy on Tuesday. (Photo: DC)

TIRUCHY: The ‘Tamil Nadu Primary School Teachers Federation’ appealed to the State government to give up its move to close down more than 1,350 primary schools on the ground that such schools were having low students strength, and also to give up its move to close down the department of Elementary Education, which is functioning for the last 24 years.

The Federation’s state general secretary, Mr. S. Mayil told newsmen at Tiruchy on Tuesday, after their state executive held under the leadership of their state president Ms. M. Manimegalai, that a resolution to this effect was adopted at the meeting.

 

Mr. Mayil pointed out that the meeting also urged the Tamil Nadu government to withdraw its G.O. No- 56, which enabled the government to reduce the teachers and government employees’ strength.

He said the meeting further demanded that the government should introduce the transfer counseling system for them too, restore the old pension scheme and rectify the anomalies in the medical insurance scheme.

To draw the State government’s attention to these demands, it was decided to hold demonstrations in all the district headquarters on June 6, he added.

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