BENGALURU: Temporary school teachers belonging to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) schools have stepped up their demands for permanency in their jobs and better wages.
They are protesting against the reported move by the BBMP to recruit fresh teaching
staff for the school while those who have already been teaching in them have not had their posts converted to permanent government employees.
The teachers who have worked for 10 years in BBMP schools have not been made permanent. “The BBMP welfare department had promised us the jobs will be permanent by charging certain amount,” said Ningaraju, Chief Secretary of the BBMP teachers’ association.
“My job and those of my co-workers are still on a temporary basis and receive a salary for
only 10 months, when permanent employees are receiving salaries for all 12 months,” said Suresh, a BBMP high school teacher.
Permanent staff get paid Rs. 5,700 a month, while permanent teachers receive a salary of Rs. 7,240 per month. The teachers want this wage gap to be bridged and the wage arrears for the past two months, when salary has not been paid, to be paid.
For high school teachers the number of posts sanctioned was 423 and vacancies in direct recruitment was 122. For primary teachers, 149 posts were sanctioned and 90 were vacant for direct recrutiment. Overall, posts sanctioned, including nursery teachers, was 732 and direct recruitment vacancies was 301.