Contractual lecturers of Sumbal college cry for wages

Scores of contractual lecturers working in Government Degree College here have accused authorities of delay in releasing their pending wages and threatened to hit streets if the salaries were not released within a week.

Scores of contractual lecturers working in Government Degree College here have accused authorities of delay in releasing their pending wages and threatened to hit streets if the salaries were not released within a week.

The temporary lecturers who were appointed last year said that authorities were indifferent to their problems caused by the delay in release of their pending salaries. 

"It is unfortunate that for last six months, I have not pocketed my salary," said Sartaj Parray, lecturer in English. "Despite repeated requests to authorities, nothing has matured as yet," he added.

"We don't know what to do now. We brought the matter into the notice of Director Higher Education but he too has done nothing in getting our wages released," said Muhammad Mustafa Beigh, another lecturer.

"We will go for strike if our salaries are not disbursed within a week," the contractual lecturers said.

Director Higher Education, Dr Tariq  Ahmad Kawoosa told Greater Kashmir that "This is really a matter of concern and genuine demand. I will direct Director Finance to arrange funds for release of their salaries at an earliest."

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