Expressing concern over the plight of teachers working under centrally sponsored schemes like SSA, RMSA,SBM and NPS, the CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami cautioned the government that widespread resentment was brewing up among teachers, as they have not been paid salaries for past several months.
In a statement issued here today, Tarigami said, "It is deplorable that this community has been put to sufferings and government seems least bothered about their plight. How can they work for months together without salaries."
He said despite repeated reminders through deputations, demonstrations; the government has failed to evolve a mechanism wherein these teachers will get their salaries on time. He accused the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for inordinate delay in releasing the funds to clear their pending dues.
Referring to the agitating ReT teachers, he said the proposal of Ministry of Education for screening test of all categories of ReT teachers is bound to create uncertainty among them.
"Instead of handling this issue recklessly, the Education Department must identify the institutions whose credentials are questionable for taking required corrective measures," tarigami said.
He demanded immediate release of their salaries to enable them to shoulder their family responsibilities.