More then 8000 teachers of Government Aided schools of the state have not received their salaries for the past five months. Indifferent attitude of Punjab Government towards aided schools is still going on.
Ravinder Kaur Joshi, district president of the government-aided schools said that the affected teachers are finding it difficult to make both ends meet. He said that restoration of pension scheme and implementation of new pay scales for the employees of aided schools from January 2006 as per the fifth Pay Commission report are their major long-pending demands. These schools have been struggling since long to get their demands
accepted by the government. Aided posts of Principal and teachers are laying vacant in these schools though govt. claims have raised the standard of education. How can it be done without filling vacant posts? School Managements find it very difficult to run schools in such situation, said Nakesh Jindal, president of Lajpat Rai Senior Secondary School, Bassi Pathanan.
Contributed by: Gurpreet Singh Mehak
Date: September 13, 2010