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2,500 govt teachers without salary since December

Deepa Sharma Sood, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, February 25, 2014
First Published: 19:20 IST(25/2/2014) | Last Updated: 19:24 IST(25/2/2014)

Around 2,500 teachers of the district education department employed in 329 government high and senior secondary schools have not received their salary since December, making it difficult for the teachers to run their houses.

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The regular faculty teachers of two government colleges in the city - government college for girls and SCD Government college - have also not received salaries since December.

There are 95 regular teachers in both government colleges who haven't received their salary.

Talking to the HT, a government school teacher on the condition of anonymity said, "We have not received salary since December and it is becoming difficult to run the house. The government must release our salary in time. We impart education to thousands of students and it is becoming difficult for us to pay the fee of our own children."

A regular teacher at the government college, wishing not to be named, said, "On the one hand, everything is becoming costly, and on other the hand, the government has not given us salary for the past two months. Being the only earning member, it is has become almost impossible to run the house. I have taken loan from a friend to pay the school fee of my children."

When contacted, director, public instructions (secondary), Kamal Garg said, "I am aware that the teachers of government schools have not received their salary for the past two months. But we are helpless as we have not received the revised budget allocation from the government."

SCD Government College principal Rajinder Singh said, "Owing to some budget allocation problem, the teachers have not received their salary. But, they should not worry as the higher authorities will release their salary in the next 2-3 days."

Punjab DPI (colleges) Gurdev Singh Ghuman was not available for comments.

Regular faculty without salary at colleges
SCD Government College: 55
Govt College for Girls: 40

School staff without salary
Of 5,000 teachers in 329 govt high and senior secondary schools, 2,500 haven't received salary

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