The teachers serving in the ‘Very Difficult’ Areas of the Kilinochchi District were hitherto granted a ‘Very Difficult Area’ allowance of Rs.2,500/= .
Villages such as Akkarayan, Aanaivilunthan,Vanerikulam, Konavil, Unionkulam, Kiranchi, Valaipadu and Jeyapuram were considered as ‘Very Difficult Areas’ and allowance was made so far.
This allowance was paid so far considering the absence of proper access roads, Bank facilities , hospitals, regular transport services, Divisional Secretariats and Post offices, and mainly because of the absence of staff quarters in these village schools.
But without supplying these needs, the said allowance has been cancelled without any prior notice.
In a context where an announcement has been made that the salaries of Government servants will be increased by 2,500/= is like giving by one hand and taking away by the other hand, said the teachers.