A committee of experts submitted its recommendations for the development of the principals’ service by resolving its outstanding issues and uplifting its professionalism as per educational reforms.
The committee report, handed over to minister Susil Premajayantha, has recommended formulating a national policy and amendments to the services constitution, and elaborated on duties, responsibilities, accountability, salaries, allowances and privileges and skills development of principals.
A recommendation has been made to create a supra class, in addition to the present i, ii and iii classes.
At present, there are more than 16,000 personnel in the principal’s service.
The minister told officials and trade union representatives that the recommendations will be enforced by way of cabinet approval, amending the service constitution, circulars and educational reforms.