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Non-teaching staff to seek action against education secretary

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, August 16

Non-teaching staff of government schools today said they are going to lodge an application with the Monitoring Committee at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, demanding departmental action against the education secretary.

Advocate Kosh Raj Kafle, who has been advocating for the rights of non-teaching staffers and temporary teachers in government schools for a long time, said that the clarification furnished by the education secretary regarding their pay and perks to the Supreme Court last week was not satisfactory, and “thus we want to draw the attention of government, OPMCM towards it.”

Mon-teaching staff such as accountants, peons and others and temporary teachers have been demanding equal pay and perks at a par with permanent teachers.

The Education Act has ensured facilities for temporary teachers, but the government was not implementing the act.

The SC, on February 6, 2011, had directed the MoE to introduce ‘Service Law’ within six months to ensure pension, medical and holiday facilities and other emoluments, but the government had done nothing in the past four-and-a-half years.

He said the SC Verdict Implementation Directorate had asked the ministry to furnish clarification for delaying implementation of the verdict time and again, but this time too, the clarification was just a formality to meet the court’s deadline.

A version of this article appears in print on August 17, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.

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