Pune: The State government, in a recent GR, has ordered that the B Ed (Bachelor of Education) degree holder primary teachers at aided and government primary ashram schools under Tribal Development Department should be sanctioned under the ‘trained teachers pay scale’.
Earlier, according to the Maharashtra Employees of Private Schools (Conditions of Services) Rules 1981, the definition of trained teachers was the ones who have completed Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Diploma in Education (D Ed). Due to this, despite being BA/BSc degree holders with BEd, the candidates weren’t considered to be ‘trained teachers’.
The GR stated that the teachers appointed at the 25 per cent of the posts meant for trained degree holder teachers (even though they haven’t done DEd should be considered to be ‘trained teachers’, and paid accordingly.
Also, the teachers appointed on posts, other than the above mentioned 25 per cent, who are degree holders, should be considered as trained and appointed on the given pay scale.
Also, the BEd qualification holder teachers at ashram schools who have already been appointed as the ‘untrained teachers’, should now be recognised as trained right from the date of their appointment and given the benefits of retirement as trained teachers.