ISLAMABAD - The Federal Directorate of Education is all set to forward a summary to Finance Division seeking its consent, which recommends the upgradation of teachers from grade 16 to above of school and college teachers working under the directorate that is likely to get approval within ten days. The FDE Director General Atif Mehmood Kayani informed this while talking to TheNation on Monday. The teachers from grade 16 to above would be upgraded through a time-scale promotion formula in all the institutions. He said merely the teachers of about eight Federal Colleges have been observing strike while the schoolteachers and teachers of 20 Model Colleges who have more strength then the Federal Colleges are not on strike, as they know that the directorate officials have been pursuing the matter. He said the college teachers have been observing strike without any reason despite that I have assured them that the matter is in process and official matters take time, as we have to follow the proper procedure. But they have been insisting that they would end strike after seeing the notification. The DG maintained that the Establishment Division has not put any objection on the upgradation but recommended to take approval from Finance Division. And the Finance Division has asked the FDE to estimate supplementary grants that has to be borne by the government after upgradation of the posts. He said a summary has been prepared keeping in view the demands of the school and college teachers that would be forwarded to the Finance Division for approval on Wednesday hopefully in which promotion of teachers from grade 16 to above has been recommended that would increase the financial burden on the government up to Rs. 15 million approximately. He said all the teachers of Model Colleges would be upgraded through this decision as they are appointed from grade 16. The teachers of Federal schools have already been upgraded from grade 9 to 14 and from grade 14 to 16. Though, few teachers of grade 9 were left due to qualification conditions set with the upgradation but a separate summary has also been moved for their upgradation. Meanwhile, the teachers of Federal Colleges continued their protest against the non-implementation of their upgradation decision by the FDE and using delaying tactics. Former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz had announced the upgradation of college and university teachers in 2006. The teachers boycotted two periods and staged a protest demonstration. They have been protesting since September 19 against the FDE saying that for the last 10 months the directorate has been giving them new dates of implementation of the decision but it could not fulfil its promise yet. They have announced to boycotted all the classes and protest in front of the National Press Club on October 3.