Single-minded devotion, and blind pursuit of excellence must guide every educator.
It is no less than an affront, therefore, to be labour teachers with tasks which deflect, detract and distract, from the noble task of imparting education. The court's order came on a petition by an organisation, Akhil Delhi Prathmik Shikshak Sangh, a society comprising teachers of schools run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, espousing their cause.
The plea challenged the duties assigned to teachers in government schools which are not linked to education, including opening of bank accounts of children of their schools, linking the accounts with Aadhaar and conducting house to house survey to maintain the ward education register. They contended that the ward education register is required to be maintained by the ''local authorities'' under the RTE Act. The counsel for the Delhi government contended that these duties are only incidental and ancillary to the duty of imparting education, which is the primary duty of the teachers and principals.
Government school teachers say that many among them are designated BLOs and the additional non-academic responsibilities chew into their teaching time. A teacher at the Salarpur primary school in Noida said that barring two, every teacher at the school was also a designated BLO, who have to furnish their duties at the expense of their primary job — teaching.
Before elections, we have to make voter IDs for people in the area. Then we also have to do household surveys. We have to conduct baalganna children count for children aged six to According to her, the household surveys usually happen in April or August. This year, they conducted one such survey in August.
We have given our time, our Sundays and vacations for fulfilling these responsibilities. Other duties include rigorous work during Pulse Polio campaigns, Census years and election seasons.
The additional duties of teachers take a considerable bite out of their actual teaching time. Most BLOs go out for work, leaving behind a few teachers to handle the entire school.
And we feel bad that we can't teach the children. We want to work harder with them, but we don't get the time.
Sunita Kumari, a teacher at the government primary school in Kulesara, said that out of a total eight teachers at her school, one worked with the regional juvenile home and four had to furnish BLO duties. The remaining three were left to handle students. But this has not happened in government schools.
(1) A teacher appointed under sub-section (1) of section 23 shall perform the following duties, namely: (a) maintain regularity and punctuality in. Home AP State AP Teachers General Guidelines TG State TS Teachers Duties and Responsibilities of Teachers-RTE Act - B. Section 16 declares that no student admitted into the school should be retained in the same class or removed from school till he completes the elementary.
Right to Education The Constitution Eighty-sixth Amendment Act, inserted Article A in the Constitution of India to provide free and compulsory education of all children in the age group of six to fourteen years as a Fundamental Right in such a manner as the State may, by law, determine. The RTE Act provides for the: Right of children to free and compulsory education till completion of elementary education in a neighbourhood school. It makes provisions for a non-admitted child to be admitted to an age appropriate class.
It specifies the duties and responsibilities of appropriate Governments, local authority and parents in providing free and compulsory education, and sharing of financial and other responsibilities between the Central and State Governments.
It lays down the norms and standards relating inter alia to Pupil Teacher Ratios PTRs , buildings and infrastructure, school-working days, teacher-working hours.