Disabled teachers in Tamil Nadu call off protest after government agrees to look into demands

A group of disabled art teachers from government schools across Tamil Nadu had carried out protests demanding better salaries, among others. They have withdrawn the protest after officials of the state's education department agreed to their demands.

The protest was held by the Tamil Nadu Association for the Rights of All Types of Differently Abled and Caregivers (TARATDAC) on Monday. On Tuesday, authorities agreed to their demands after holding talks.

According to a government order that was issued in 2008, all teachers who work for more than two years in government schools' will be made permanent. They are also to be put on a regular pay scale.

However, the Tamil Nadu government had refused to do that with the disabled art teachers. The teachers claimed this was a denial of their rights due to their disability.

An official from TARATDAC said that government authorities have promised to look into the matter at the earliest.

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