The members of Punjab State Aided Schoolteachers and Other Employees Union conducted a state-level meeting at Ramgariha Senior Secondary School, Miller Ganj on Sunday.
Talking to Hindustan, NS Saini, general secretary, Punjab state aided schoolteachers and other employees union, said, “In the meeting it was decided that a 15 days notice will be given to the Punjab government for the merger of aided schools with government schools. If they failed to do this than we will stage protests in each district of Punjab from August 5 to 9 and everyday 21 employees will sit on dharna.”
However, there are 4,500 teachers of government-aided schools who have not received salary from past four months. There are about 480 government-aided-schools in Punjab. The teachers are very upset as it is creating a financial crisis for them.
Davinder Rehan, social science teacher, NM Jain Model Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, Ludhiana, said, “This is not the first time that our salaries ar pending bur it happens every year. It is actually becoming difficult to run our house and pay school fee of our children in. We have exhausted all the savings, since it has been four months that we have not been paid the salaries.”