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Primary Teacher Should be one of the Highest Paid Employees Under Government: Madhya Pradesh High Court [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 1 Sep 2021 6:12pm

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court last week observed that salaries, allowances, and perquisites attached to the post of a primary teacher in the Government Sector should be attractive, expressing concern about the steep decline in the standard of education in primary schools in the Government Sector.

In fact, a primary teacher should be one of the highest-paid government employees, so that "the most meritorious available in society is attracted and the best out of them with sterling qualities are ultimately picked up to be appointed as teachers," the Bench of Justices Sheel Nagu and Deepak Kumar Agarwal added.

The Court made this observation while dismissing the petition of D.El.Ed. course (Teacher Training Programme) students who, despite failing in more than one theory subject in the second year, sought a second chance to take the exam.

At the outset, the Court noted that in ancient times, teachers were a revered class of celebrated citizens who were treated with great respect and reverence by all because they used to instil morality, competence, discipline, and merit, particularly in primary schools. 

In light of this, the Court stated that it was aware of the rapidly declining standards of primary education, particularly in the government sector, and that the Teacher Training Programme, such as D.El.Ed, prescribes extremely low passing marks, allowing people with average and below-average academic qualifications and competence to become teachers.

"It is common knowledge that a non-meritorious and ill-equipped teacher would be an impediment to the improvement of primary education standards… Continue Reading...

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