GUWAHATI, Aug 11 - The joint committee of secondary school teachers has said it will launch a protest from the first week of September if the State government does not provide grade pay of Rs 9,400 to graduate assistant teachers.
A three-member expert committee, formed by the Gauhati High Court, in its report recommended paying same scale pay to laboratory demonstrators and graduate assistant teachers of high and higher secondary schools, said a statement issued by the committee.
It said that the Anomaly Committee on higher education also recommended Rs 9,400 as grade pay to graduate assistant teachers, but the finance department has not accepted it.
The committee alleged that the State government is trying to divide the teacher fraternity by increasing the grade pay of laboratory demonstrators, head teachers, assistant head teachers and subject teachers, and deprive graduate assistant teachers.
The committee also demanded an increase in earned leave for principals, vice-principals, assistant head teachers, superintendents and assistant teachers up to 30 days instead of 10 days in a year, like other government departments.