K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: P Raja Bhanu Chandra Prakash, president of the Telangana State Gazetted Headmasters Association was unanimously re-elected as the state president and R Raja Ganga Reddy from Nizamabad was elected as the general secretary and Tukaram (Medak) as the Treasurer.
The elections to the Telangana state gazetted headmasters association was conducted in Hyderabad on Sunday under the guidance of Sardar Naik and Radhakrishna as election officers. The council meeting was attended by more than 300 members from all the 33 districts of the state.
During the morning session of the council, Minister for Education P Sabitha Indra Reddy participated as chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, she lauded the services of the headmasters during the pandemic crisis and the increase in the enrolment of students into government schools. She reiterated that the government was committed to the development of government schools and assured to look into the issue of promotions of headmasters and other issues represented by the association.
The council meeting had several resolutions demanding the government to solve them for the strengthening of government schools. In the wake of the increase of the enrolment of students into the schools, there was an acute shortage of subject teachers in various schools and urged the government to fill up the vacancies by appointing Vidya volunteers.
They also urged the government to appoint special workers in all schools to ensure sanitation and to follow the Covid norms. They sought a direct supply of eggs distributed under the midday meal scheme to all schools and payment of honorarium and other funds to the midday meal workers directly through the green channels.
They also urged the government to release the grants well in advance for the fixing of pre-paid electric meters in all the schools. They also suggested that the government should appoint senior headmasters as MEOs under the order to serve rule to avoid work pressure on the MEOs who were covering more than one mandal.