Mannan Sends Letter To Mamata Over PRT Scale

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Kolkata: Leading the demands of the Usthi United Primary Teachers Welfare
Association, opposition leader Abdul Mannan reached out to the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday.

The demand of the Usthi United Primary Teachers Welfare Association is for a revised pay structure for the Post-Graduate Teacher (PRT) based on the eligibility of primary teachers. A memorandum on this was submitted to Mamata Banerjee.

In the letter, it is mentioned that at the present the government-aided school primary teachers do not get salaries based on their qualification. But, according to the rules by National Council for Teachers’ Education (NCTE), 50 percent in Higher Secondary and a two-years’ training are required to get recruited for primary teacher’s position. But the teachers get much less salary than eligible as per the NCTE rules.

On this, Mannan said, “I am requesting you to please look into the matter and take necessary steps by sending this issue to the Wage commission.”

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