Jun 4, 2016- The Parliament on Saturday endorsed the bill on eighth amendment to Education Act-1972.
Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel tabled a proposal seeking endorsement of the Bill during the parliament meet today.
The new Act phases out Higher Secondary Education Board, incorporates Plus Two level in School level education and ends decades-long problem of temporary teachers.
The bill has restructured the school level education at basic (grades one to eight) and secondary levels (grades nine to 12) from the existing primary (grades one to five), lower-secondary (grades six to eight), secondary (grades nine to 10) and higher secondary (grades 11 to 12) levels.
Similarly, the Higher Secondary Education Board will be replaced by the Central Examination Board, and SLC exams will go regional while central assessment will be held only in grade 8.
The Bill also allows the temporary teachers recruited before February 2011 to either compete for 40 percent reserved posts in total vacancies or choose a golden handshake deal which offers severance sum between Rs 100,000 to Rs 400,000 based on their service period. The deal will be provided under three categories: those with service period of 5-10 years, 10 to 15 years and 15 years and above.
Temporary teachers who fall under the first category will be entitled to an amount equal to 15 days’ salary for each service year, while those coming under the second and third categories will be paid one month’s salary and 45 days’ salary respectively for each year of service period.