Mangaluru, Sept 19, 2022: The Campus Front of India (CFI) has blamed the state government for the non-payment of honorarium to the guest teachers in Dakshina Kannada district.
Since 2012, Karnataka has been appointing guest teachers to meet the shortage of teachers in government schools and paying honorarium. The honorarium was increased from Rs 7,500 to Rs 10,000 per month this academic year. Around 30,000 guest teachers are serving in Karnataka and 750 in Dakshina Kannada district. In our district, the guest teachers joined duty on May 15, 2022, and served for four months. But so far the government has not given any money to these teachers,” CFI DK district president Tajuddin said.
“We demand the government and the concerned department to immediately look into the issue of guest teachers and release the four months’ honorarium immediately. Also, they should get the honorarium every month,” he said and warned of strong protest if the demands are not met.