Speaking at the weekly Cabinet media briefing held yesterday at the Government Information Department, Minister Gunawardena said, the matter remains unresolved under multiple regimes and this decision to provide a permanent solution for the salary anomalies issue of teacher-principal service has been taken after considering the recommendations of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on the elimination of salary anomalies in teacher-principal services.
The Cabinet Sub-Committee was appointed to look into the elimination of salary anomalies in teacher-principal services and to make recommendations to the Cabinet of Ministers. Accordingly, the Sub-Committee has discussed with the representatives of 33 Teachers, Principals, and Teaching Instructors’ unions and made its recommendations.
Cabinet of Ministers granted its consent to grant policy approval to implement the recommendations of the Cabinet Sub-Committee.
Approval has also been granted to issue a gazette notification before November 20 2021 declaring teacher service, teacher advisory service, and principal services as closed service and also to implement the salary revisions recommended by the Cabinet Sub-Committee to eliminate the salary anomalies of teachers and principals, in stages through a 2022 budget proposal.
Cabinet approval has also been granted to approve a special allowance of Rs. 5000 for teachers and principals who are on duty during the months of September and October 2021and also to take necessary measures 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.