In-service Advisors to get Adjustment Allowance as a salary increase
Arrangements have been made to submit a Cabinet Paper to obtain the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers to pay the Adjustment Allowance currently paid to In-Service Advisors as Salary Increase. This was revealed at the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education which was recently in Parliament under the Chairmanship of MP. Dr. V. Radhakrishnan. The Committee also paid attention to the concerns pertaining to absorbing teachers into the In-Service Advisors.
A discussion pertaining to the issues of In-Service Advisors was held on August 11 previously in the Parliament and this meeting was called specifically according to the decision that the matter should be discussed again with the participation of all parties related to the issue.
Accordingly, its Secretary M.N.Ranasinghe presented the matter before the Committee on the steps taken by Education Ministry to resolve the issues that have arisen in the integration of teachers from the teaching service as In-Service Advisors.
He further mentioned that the Education Minister has focused his attention on this, and accordingly, there were discussions on this matter under the leadership of Education Minister on two occasions.
Education Ministry officials informed the Committee that arrangements have been made to submit a Cabinet paper to obtain the approval of the Cabinet to pay the adjustment allowance currently paid to in-service advisors as a salary increase.
Furthermore, it was disclosed that the necessary steps have already been taken to prepare instructions on the general responsibility of In-Service Advisors. Moreover, it was disclosed that the Minister responded well to the request made by the In-Service Advisors to give them the opportunity to participate in the Committee meetings as a member of the regional technical Committees.
The Committee Chair recommended to the officials present that the proposed Cabinet paper should be submitted promptly to obtain the approval of the Cabinet for the payment of the adjustment allowance currently paid to In-Service Advisors as a salary increase. Further instructions were given to submit a report on the said to the Committee within a month.
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