MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD BY THE HON’BLE MINISTER FOR EDUCATION, GoAP WITH PRINCIPAL OFFICE BEARERS OF ALL RECOGNIZED TEACHERSASSOCIATION TO DISCUSS CERTAIN ISSUES/DEMANDS OF TEACHERS IN THE STATE.
Date: 25.05.2021 Venue: O/o.SPD, SS, Time: 04.00 PM Vijayawada.
The Hon’ble Minister for Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh convened a meeting through webex with Senior Ofcers of School Education Department and Principal Office Bearers of all Recognized Teachers Associations to discuss their issues/demands and elicit suggestions on resolving certain problems pertaining to the Teachers. The list of participants i.e., Senior Officers and Principal Office Bearers of all Recognized Teachers Associations have attended the meeting are shown in the Annexure.
The Director of School Education, A.P welcomed the Hon’ble Minister for Education, Principal Secretary (School Education), Senior Offers and Principal Office Bearers of all Recognized Teachers Association for the scheduled meeting and requested all the participants to convey deepest condolences to the offers, teachers, clerks, field level functionaries of School Education Department died due to COVID. Further, he informed that, the Government stands together with a deep sense of loss at the sad demise of its dearest employees during this dreadful pandemic. Further, he informed that, the Department has issued necessary instructions to the RJDSEs, DEOs and concerned officials to process, sanction and forward the pension proposals and other terminal benefits pertaining to the teaching and non-teaching staf deceased due to COVID within no time after the death of the deceased to provide relief at least to some extent, among the families of deceased ones. Further, he informed that, in case of contract and outsourcing staf, the orders issued by government in G.O.Ms.No.119, Finance (HR.I-Plg. & Policy) Department, Dated:01-08-2018 (Rs.15000/- towards funeral charges) & G.O.Ms.No.25, Finance (HR.I-Plg. & Policy) Department, Dated:18-02-2019 (sanction of Ex-gratia of Rs.5.00 lakhs for accidental deaths and Rs.2.00 lakhs for natural death) holds good. Further, recently the Government have issued orders vide G.O.Rt.No.236, Health, Medical & Family Welfare (B2) Department, Dated:16-05-2021 for sanction of an amount of Rs.15000/-towards funeral charges for the death of every COVID patient for the year 2021-22.
The Principal Secretary to Government, School Education Department has informed that, the Hon’ble Chief Minister is giving lot of importance and priority to the School Education Department and reviewing frequently on progress of
several issues. Therefore, all senior officers, teaching & non-teaching community and other concerned officials has to be in better coordination and cooperation to deliver the services to the students in a benefitting manner under the guidance of Hon’ble Minister for Education, the department.
4. Further, the Director of School Education has requested the Principal Ofce Bearers to tell their issues/demands without repeating the same issues/demands raised by the other associations for further proceedings of the meeting. Further, the Principal Ofce Bearers of all Recognized Teachers Associations viz., AP UTF, STU A.P, APTF (1938), APTF (257), APHMA, APUS, APPTA, PRTU (102), PRTU (197) and FAPTO have represented the issues/demands.