7000 Computer Teachers not paid wages since October 2014
By Harish Monga
Ferozepur, January 29: For the last four months, 7000 Computer Teachers working in Education Department have been deprived of their monthly wages which has put a big question mark on the working of the department. As per the information, these teachers have not been paid their salary on regular basis.
Giving this information, Gurvinder Singh Bajwa, State President, Computer Master Union, said the teachers have not seen the pay packets for the last four months with the result they are facing financial crises and mental tension.
Bajwa said, three months’ wages bill were submitted to the government treasuries on January 16 but the same have not been cleared with one or the other reason best known to the authorities.
He said, during 2009, there was an enhancement of Rs.3000 in their wages, working on contract basis and now even after a lapse of six years, there is no further increase in their wages.
Putting a demand before the government, he said, the computer teacher wages should brought equal to the basic pay so that they too could enjoy the basic facilities for their family members.
According to Manpreet Singh Patiala, Senior leader, while the teachers teach in one school, the computer teachers are teaching in different schools but they are being harassed by not paying them their wages on regular basis.
Giving a warning to the government, he said, in case the genuine demands of teachers are not accepted, they will not hesitate to express their sentiments at any stage.
However, according to the stereo-type official statement, the wage bills are with the treasuries and will be disbursed on receipt of funds to the concerned DEOs for further transfer to the account of computer teachers.