AKHIL Bharatiya Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh demanded the states and Central government to relieve the teachers from non-academic activities. It said if they have to be engaged in some of the activities, that should not be other than the activities of national importance like census enumeration and elections (only Assembly and the Lok Sabha). The Mahasangh said, it is necessary for maintaining quality of education also. The decision to this effect was taken at the National Executive Committee and Annual General Body meeting of the Mahasangh, which was held in Jammu from February 27 to 28. In a resolution, the Mahasangh also urged the government to relieve the teachers from the task of managing mid-day scheme and engage the voluntary organisations, women groups, village Panchayats or self-help groups in such activities. The meeting also stressed the need to recruit teachers on permanent basis and fill the vacant posts immediately. The Mahasangh pointed out that over 10 lakh seats of the teachers are vacant all over the country.
The Mahasangh stressed the need to implement the Right to Education Act effectively and said its successful implementation will help achieving basic social and economic changes in the country. The Mahasangh also underlined several difficulties in effective implementation of the Act and appealed to the government to remove the shortcomings forthwith. It also stressed the need to reform the teachers’ training system and insert the provisions in the system that could meet the requirement of the changing time.
The meeting was inaugurated by national president of the Mahasangh Prof. K Narhari and Education Minister of J&K Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed was the chief guest at the inaugural session. Former Union Minister Prof Chamanlal Gupta also spoke at the inaugural session. (FOC)