The director of school education (DSE) on Tuesday asked all teachers working in government, local body, model
schools, KGBVs, TREIs, and government-aided schools to show up for half a day of work starting Wednesday.
The DSE office had to issue a revised circular within hours of releasing the first one for implementation of half-day school for teachers in the state for the academic year 2020-21. The earlier one asked even teachers working in private schools to attend schools from 8am to 12:30pm from Wednesday.
The original circular received backlash from private managements who questioned how the salaries of staff in private schools would be met. “For what do we call teachers for half day? Who will pay them salaries?,” said S Srinivas Reddy of Telangana Recognized School Managements Association, adding the schools decided not to call teachers as they were not in a position to pay salaries.