Retired college teachers and their plight
We, the retired college teachers are also beneficiaries by dint of the revision of salaries under Sixth Pay Commission.. Once the revised salaries according to Sixth Pay Commission were granted to the employees of Central Government, the State Government did not give it to its employees on account of its poor economic health. Consequently, there was a strike by the employees and the Government decided to pay arrears to its employees in piecemeal.
The retired college teachers, till date were hoodwinked. In the first fortnight the Saddar Treasury Srinagar, issued revised pension to some retired college teachers and all the Treasuries were advised not to release the revised pension or arrears under the orders. The Account General’s office sought the college teachers to undergo through yet another rigorous exercise to fill up a form for revision of their pension. The prescribed forms were filled, which are now piled up in the AG’s office, Srinagar. No decision was taken during the last 10 months regarding the revision of pension and the arrears.
The retired college teachers, when approached the AG’s office directly, were given many versions. In the beginning they were informed that interpretation of the order was sought from the Financial Commissioner of the State. It took three months for the interpretation and when the orders were issued selection grade teachers retained the right to enjoy the advantage under the Sixth Pay Commission. After the interpretation was sought by the AG’s office, they slept over it again and did not bother to revise the pension.
Another argument is being given now that the office has no requisite software and hence cases cannot be disposed off. Months have passed, and no cases are being settled. It is learnt that all the cases have been settled except of the college teachers belonging to selection grade cadre.
The Chief Minister is requested to look into the matter. The revised salaries may be given to us while the arrears can be settled in the months to come. The teachers pray that the basic revised salaries may be given to them.
A group of retired college teachers.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 Feb 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 Feb 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 10 Feb 2011 00:00:00 IST
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