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HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Affiliated College Teachers' Association has decided to intensify its agitation during the ensuing Assembly session to achieve the long-pending and "just" demands.
G. Sreedhar Reddy, general secretary, said in a statement here on Monday that the decision was taken by the secretariat, executive and central council meetings of the association at Chilakaluripet on January 28 and 29. The meetings lambasted the Government's "negative" attitude in conceding the genuine demands.
The demands include implementation of the rationalisation as ordered by the Government, regularisation of all part-time lecturers and merger of 50 per cent DA with basic pay with effect from April 1, 2002.
Council seats sought
Meanwhile, former president of the State Teachers' Union B. Narendra Reddy and former MLC A. Shyam Sunder Rao, have expressed concern over the reported move of the Government to keep teachers out of the proposed Legislative Council.
In a statement, they said the Teachers Constituency had been created after a careful consideration of the needs of the Upper Housein the past
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