TSCSTUS urges govt. to conduct an inquiry into atrocities against Dalit teachers

Alleging large-scale atrocities against the SC\ST teaching community in the integrated Karimnagar district, the Telangana SC\ST Upadyaya Sangam (TSCSTUS) has urged the State government to take necessary action and render justice to the victims of atrocities.

Denied postings

In a petition submitted to Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Kadiam Srihari, a copy of which was released to the media here on Friday, TSCSTUS State president Banothu Kishan Naik said there were several instances of Dalit teachers being harassed by the then DEO, S. Srinivasa Chary, by not giving postings as per the rules.

He said a senior-most headmaster should be appointed as the DCEB Secretary. But a Dalit headmaster, Hanumanthu, who belongs to the 2005 batch, was denied the Secretary post which was given to a junior headmaster.

Another Dalit School Assistant, Mamatha Gauthami, working for Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan, was promoted as a headmistress and posted to a school in the interior Vattimalla Konaraopeta mandal. She urged for her continuation in the Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan (SSA) as a headmistress and her plea was considered. But the SSA Chief, Srinivasa Chary, denied her the basic salary of a headmistress for nine months.

Basic salary

Unable to take the mental agony, she secured the posting of a headmistress in Kesavapatnam mandal here. But she has been running from pillar to post since then to get her nine-months salary.

There are incidents of Dalit teachers being denied their choice postings during transfers and promotions in spite of having the eligibility, he said.

He urged the State government to conduct a thorough inquiry into the atrocities against Dalit teachers and take action against the officials concerned, including the then DEO Srinivasa Chary.http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/dalit-teachers-facing-harassment/article19738173.ece