Around 8,000 teachers who work in North Delhi Municipal Corporation have written to the Union home minister Amit Shah seeking three months salary. They had earlier appealed in the court too.
Ramnivas Solanki, general secretary, Municipal Corporation Teachers Association confirmed that a letter has been sent to the home minister Amit Shah regarding the salary of the Delhi teachers. He said, “During this lockdown due to Covid-19, our teachers have been working for 12 hours. We are also distributing ration to the poor people and helping migrant labourers reach home. We are also helping out at the quarantine centres. We have been on the forefront in this fight against the pandemic. Supreme court is also ignoring the teachers who are too in the forefront in this fight. It is directing to pay salaries to the doctors and health workers while neglecting teachers.”
The letter to the home minister states that ‘teachers have not received the salary of March, April and May, while the month of June is also coming to an end. The arrears of the Seventh Pay Commission have not been received for the last four years and the bills of the arrears have not been paid for the last decade. The teacher recruitment bill of the children have not been paid for the last five years. Medical bills have not been paid for years. In such a situation, if a teacher or his/her family member has to get treatment, they will be forced to borrow money for it.”
Teachers are extremely disappointed as they have not been paid their salaries. Earlier on June 15, CAT had stated that three months’ salary and pension will be paid to the teachers of North Corporation and pensioners within 15 days. The High Court had also directed the North MCD on June 18 to pay the salaries of all teachers within a week.
Source: News18News, States