The teaching staff of SCD Government College in Ludhiana has not received their salary for the month of December.
However, it is only the permanent faculty of the college that hasn't received any salary. The non-teaching staff and the contractual staff have been getting their salary on time. There are 56 permanent teaching faculty members in the college.
"It's difficult to run the family without salary for a salaried person. If the college is going through shortage of budget, then the demand should be initiated well before time, now when half the month has past, we are still not sure whether our salaries would be released," said an assistant professor from college, requesting anonymity.
The woes of the staff increased further as the staff of Government College for Girls has received their salaries on time.
Poonam Mittal, senior faculty of the college, admitted that delay in salary disturbs the budget to run houses. She added that it is even for difficult for the male staff.
Rajinder Singh, principal of the college, found this delay a routine thing. He said that college sends budget in the beginning of April as per requirements, but because of court cases, or release of other arrears, budget gets disturbed in the last quarter of the financial year.
He said that the college had initiated the demand for extra budget and hoped to get it till the end of January.