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Unpaid for months, it’s a ‘black Diwali’ for teachers

Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union on Tuesday alleged that it was a ‘Black Diwali’ for hundreds of teachers in aided colleges in the state as they had not received their salaries for the last 15 months.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2014 04:00 PM IST

Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union on Tuesday alleged that it was a ‘Black Diwali’ for hundreds of teachers in aided colleges in the state as they had not received their salaries for the last 15 months.

Vice-president of the union Jagwant Singh said the state government had not responded to their plea to release salaries for atleast one quarter.

He maintained: “All the political functionaries of Punjab have lost the moral right to wish us a happy Diwali. The only gift at this point will be the resignation of the finance minister, who failed to do his duty. The salary grant required to be released at the end of every quarter has not been released after May 2013. Due to this, faculty members in several colleges in the city have not received salaries during
the last 15 months.

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