The lecturers of the government-aided intermediate faculty, where the state human useful resource growth (HRD) minister Jagarnath Mahto applied for admission in class-11 on Monday, are allegedly unpaid for previous 4 months, regardless that the minister, who can also be the chairman of the governing physique of the school, claimed that grant for the school has been accepted every week again.
A piece of the lecturers of Devi Mahto Memorial Intermediate College (DMMIC), Nawadih in Bokaro district, which abruptly hit the information on Monday after state training minister applied for admission, have alleged that they haven’t obtained their cost since April.
A instructor of the school, who requested anonymity, stated, “We remained deprived of payment even during peak months of Corona pandemic.”
The DMMIC is having round 16 lecturers, who impart training to about 850 college students in 17-room infrastructure.
General secretary of Inter College Karmachari Mahasangh (ICKM) Raghunath Singh stated the federal government had launched the grant to the school in March nevertheless it wants approval from the school’s governing physique earlier than distribution it to the instructing and non-teaching workers. “Due to the lockdown and Covid protocols, the governing body meeting could not take place, which delayed the payment to the teachers,” he stated.
Singh stated, “This is not the single case. The delay in payment to the teachers of government aided colleges is a common phenomenon in Jharkhand. The payment is delayed either due to late release of grant by the government or non-holding of governing body of the colleges in time. Therefore, we have been demanding from the government to provide payment directly to the bank of accounts of teachers instead of giving it to colleges.”
He stated there are 170 authorities affiliated inter faculties in Jharkhand, which run of authorities grants. State authorities releases estimated Rs 50 crore yearly as grants to those faculties, whereas faculties generate round Rs 25 crore from their very own sources like admission and different charges, he stated.
When the principal of the DMMIC was contacted, Dinesh Prasad stated, “College was shut for past three months due to lockdown for Covid-19. Besides, the college campus was made quarantine centre for the migrant workers. The administration has handed over the college around a fortnight back. So, the payment got delayed.”
He stated, “We have received the government aid and admission has also started. So, everything will be in place very soon.”
The HRD minister, who claimed to have established the school in 2006 on a donated land when was legislator from the world, stated, “I have approved the grant a week back. Now, it is upto the college administration when and how it distributes the salaries to the teachers.”
The minister can also be chairman of the governing physique of the school, which acquired short-term affiliation in 2008 and everlasting affiliation from the Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) in 2012.