Thousands of School Teachers in Bihar Upset Over Non-Payment of Salaries for 3 Months -Mohd. Imran Khan
Continuing delays in payment of salaries have led various teachers’ association to question the state government’s commitment to the education sector in the state.
Unhappy over the Nitish Kumar government’s apathy towards the non-payment of salaries since March this year, hundreds of school teachers’ associations in Bihar are questioning the state government’s commitment towards the education sector.
Bihar Madhyamik Sikshak Sangh (BMSS) president Kedarnath Pandey said it is a matter of concern that school teachers including permanent and contractual, have not been paid their salaries for three months. “The school teachers were forced to celebrate Eid without salary, just like last year when they had to celebrate other festivals without their salaries. It is a pathetic situation for the school teachers that they are not getting their salaries on time,” Pandey, who is a Member of the Legislative Council, told NewsClick.
BMSS General Secretary and former MP from Communist Party of India, Satrughan Prasad Singh said, “Despite repeated claims made by the state government, failure to pay the salaries to school teachers on time has exposed how sensitive the government is to the education sector and the teachers.”
Pandey and Singh, both influential leaders among school teachers said that in the last week of May, the education department had issued a directive to all concerned district officers to ensure payment of full salaries till May to school teachers from all categories. The department had made it clear to them that if the teachers are not paid, action would be taken against them. However, except one or two districts, most teachers have not been paid so far.
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