Irregular payment irks BTC teachers
IT SEEMS to be a distant dream for the Special BTC teachers to get their salary on a regular basis even more than 18 months after they joined their duties. Apathy of the district primary education department officials is stated to be the reason behind the delay, which forced them to live in a state of penury.india Updated: May 29, 2006 01:09 IST
IT SEEMS to be a distant dream for the Special BTC teachers to get their salary on a regular basis even more than 18 months after they joined their duties. Apathy of the district primary education department officials is stated to be the reason behind the delay, which forced them to live in a state of penury.
The slow pace of work is amply proved because only first phase of verification of certificates has been completed. Infighting among officials at the department is also one of the reasons for the slow pace of work. The teachers blamed the district primary education officials for unusual delay in verification work.
They said that about five months had been passed but only first phase work was completed and the rest was likely to take more time.
It may be noted here that the selection process of Parshadiya primary teachers in the State for the said BTC teachers started in February 2004, however, the final selection was prepared in July 2004.
Therefore, from the first week of August 2004, the selected candidates were allowed to join their training (three months practical and three months theoretical), which was made necessary before they appointed as regular teachers in the primary schools.
Therefore, the selected candidates were allowed to go on training from the first week of August 2004. Some of them were even detailed for practical training with the Parshadiya primary school and some of them for theoretical training with various District Institute of Education Training in their region.
But, the practical training was extended from three months to six months. Thus the training lasted till May 30, 2005.
Thereafter, all the trained Special BTC candidates had to face dilemma about their appointment as teachers till the end of December 2005. Finally, they were given appointment as teachers after dialogues with the State education authorities.
President of the Special BTC Teachers Sangh Sarvesh Trivedi alleged that at the time of the appointment they were assured of early payment of their salaries, which had been not done.
The delay in verification of their certificate was due to apathy in the district primary education officials, added Trivedi.
Whereas, many BTC teachers feel that the authorities concerned delayed their appointment after completion of their training as teachers for seven months.
Talking to HT, BSA Gyanendra Pratap Singh Bhadoria said that efforts were on to get early verification of certificates and director education (Basic) during the recent meeting assured to hold talks with the UP Board secretary, so the verification work could be expedited.