Following pressure from many private school administrations, Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar asked Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa recently to declare a Covid relief package for teachers and staff at unassisted institutions.
“Teachers working in unassisted private educational institutions have contributed significantly to improving educational quality.
However, they are now in severe financial distress as a result of the lockdown, as educational institutions are having difficulty paying their employees’ salaries, “Kumar explained.
He also mentioned that several teachers had started working for daily wages, and that it was the government’s responsibility to assist them.
“As a result, I respectfully request that you announce a special economic package for teachers and non-teaching staff working in unaided setups.” said Kumar.