|Teachers protest against non-payment of salaries
Jaipur: Teachers of Anjuman Talimul Muslimeen School here have not been paid their salaries for the last three months as a result of which they are on the verge of starvation. The school was established in 1926 and for the past 78 years it has been providing education to Muslim boys and girls.
The school has two separate buildings for boys and girls. In expression of their solidarity, 250 teachers from 15 other Muslim educational institutions have joined the teachers of these two schools in a protest demonstration at the school for boys which is situated at Moti Dongri Road. They raised slogans against the management and locked the gate of the school.
Ranpal Singh, one of the teachers of the school, said that they contacted the secretary of the school, Dr Habeeb, several times. They also submitted written requests to him for payment of their salaries but his replies were not satisfactory. Teachers living in rented houses are being asked by their landlords to vacate the houses because of non-payment of the rent. They are holding the secretary responsible for the delay in the payment of salaries. Teachers allege that he is holding the post for the last 40 years and deliberately not conducting elections which as per rules, should be held every three years. They have now threatened to hold up results of examinations if their salaries are not paid at the earliest.
The school management, however, says that after the implementation of Fifth Pay Commission’s recommendations, salaries of teachers have been increased but there is no corresponding increase in the revenue of the school. The sources of revenue generation are limited. The school meets its expenses and gives salaries to the teachers from the fees collected from the students and the rents of its shops. The management cites this as the main reason for late payment of salaries.
(Rashtriya Sahara [Urdu daily] May 8, 2004)
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