Teacher, principal services to be declared a closed service before November 20

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Cabinet Sub-Committee appointed to look into the elimination of salary anomalies in teacher-principal services and to make recommendations to the Cabinet of Ministers has discussed with the representatives of 33 Teacher, Principal and Teacher instructor unions and made its recommendations.

The following decisions were taken by the Cabinet of ‘Ministers after considering the recommendations made by the Sub-Committee

• Granting policy approval to implement the recommendations of the Cabinet Sub-Committee

• Issuing gazette notification before 20 November 2021 declaring teacher service, teacher advisory service and principal cervices as closed services Implementation of the salary revisions recommended by the Cabinet Sub- Committee to eliminate the salary anomalies of teachers and principals, in stages through 2022 budget proposal

• Granting 2 special allowance of Rs 5000 for teachers and principals who are on duty during the months of September and October 2021

• Taking necessary steps by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Provincial Councils and other relevant authorities to implement the other proposals of the Sub-Committee within 6 months.

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