Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama decided to revert the working hours for primary schools teachers of government schools. The government, in a circular issued 24 hours ago, had instructed teachers to work an eight-hour shift. But on Wednesday, they revoked the circular and teachers can now go back to their six-hour shift.
Earlier, the teachers opposed the eight-hour working circular issued by the Education Federation. The Federation of Education on Tuesday had filed a written application to the Education Minister against the eight-hours working circular and demanded that the working hours of teachers be kept at six hours. The government withdrew the circular within 24 hours of the protest that took place across the State.
Under the Right to Education Act, primary school teachers of government schools were instructed to work for eight hours instead of six hours. A circular was issued to the different districts of the state. Schools for classes 6 to 8 have started functioning from September 2. Hence, it was decided, to implement the provision that teachers work 45 hours a week. Primary school teachers expressed their displeasure over this decision and had submitted a memorandum to the government.
However, following the teachers’ aggression, the government took a U-turn and cancelled the circular. The education federation has appreciated this decision of the government.