Port Blair, March 8: The meeting of the Office bearers and the members of the Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh was held yesterday at the Model School Auditorium.

Delivering the key address the National Organising Secretary of the Association Shri Mahender Kapoor said that the Right to Education Act should be implemented systematically, taking the steps on priority basis. He said that there are many schools in the Islands which do not have the basic Infrastructure to ensure the quality Education for the Students. The department should ensure these facilities at each school at earliest. Elaborating  the philosophy of association he said that “Education for the Country, Teacher for the Education and Society for the teacher is our motto”.

The association is not only meant to take up the grievances of the teaching community at the appropriate level for redressal, but emphasizes for the better and qualitative Education to  the students, he said. He called upon the teaching community to work hard in discharging their duties.

Earlier welcoming the guest the President of the Islands Unit of Mahasangh Mrs. Manju Nair said that the association will continue to conduct camps for the issues like Women Empowerment etc. The State Secretary Shri Lokesh Kumar explained about the various activities being conducted by the association.  He said the association will take up the issues related to the School Education at the appropriate authority.  During the conference various issues were discussed in detail. Apart from RTE the participants expressed their views on the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation System also.

It was felt by the speakers that the Department has not taken any initiative to evaluate and review the system so far.

Another point of attraction was  the need of filling up of the vacant posts of different categories. There are posts which are kept vacant for the last many years. It’s been more than 2 years since the North and Middle Andaman District has come up, but still no District Education Officer has been posted.  Among the other points which were  discussed were Exemption of Children Education Allowance, ISDA, Complete SCA and Transfer Allowance from the income Tax, Granting ISDA during Summer Vacation, Indiscriminate implementation of transfer policy for teachers, Headmasters, Vice Principals, Principals,  DEO, EO and Assistant Directors, Choice posting on promotion for all the teaching staff due for retirement, Posting to Key posts should be strictly according to Seniority.

Seniors must not be posted under juniors and restoration of all the 11 posts of Assistant Education officer (AEO) for effective and efficient School Administration in Islands.