Teacher-Principal pay anomalies: Final verdict to be given 2 Aug – PM
The final decision pertaining to the teacher-principal salary irregularities and transforming their service into a closed service will be given on 2 August following a Cabinet meeting. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday (27).
The PM made this statement during a discussion held with teacherprincipal trade unions while instructing for the resumption of their services from Monday (2). The unions added that although it is understood that the salary anomalies, which have been pending for over 24 years, could not be completely solved given the current economic crisis, there should be a policy decision to reduce salary anomalies.
Rajapaksa in response stated that the Government acknowledges the need to solve salary anomalies but said there are difficulties in raising salaries abruptly in view of the economic crisis the country is facing.
He said that the Minister of Education has produced a Cabinet paper in relation to the salary anomalies and that he would appear on behalf of the teachers and principals, adding that while steps will be taken to solve these disparities, a decision will be taken following discussions held with the salaries commission.