No salaries for teachers

Published: 20th October 2012 12:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th October 2012 12:08 PM   |  A+A-

Around 400 Gana Sikshaks and Sikshya Sahayaks of four blocks of the district are yet to get their salaries. The teachers of Gurundia, Lahunipara, Subdega and Koida blocks have not received their salaries since September.

While the Gana Sikshaks draw a paltry sum of Rs 3,500 to 4,000, Sikshya Sahayaks are entitled to Rs 4,500 to 5,000 a month.

Requesting anonymity, a section of the affected irregular teachers lamented that the regular government teachers in these blocks get between Rs 13,000 and

Rs 25,000 for the same work. “Not only is our pay scale low, but we also do not get our salaries on time,” said a Gana Sikshak.

Sundargarh District Primary Teachers’ Association general secretary Sanjay Samal blamed the local inspectors of schools and BDOs for not submitting bills on time which delays the salary.

Samal demanded intervention of the district administration to bail them out. It is learnt the salary-related bills of Sikshya Sahayaks and Gana Sikshaks of only Gurundia block were sent to the treasury, but they are unsure when the payments would be done.

Pointing to the ‘callous’ attitude of block authorities, the association members said cooks and helpers engaged for mid-day meal programme too drew attention of the district administration on Wednesday for delay in payment of salaries.

Sundargarh ADM BB Behera said the administration would expedite payment of salaries before Durga Puja.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp