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Salaries, pensions caught in Bihar varsities amid schooling division standoff

A number of college lecturers in Bihar have reportedly not obtained salaries and people retired haven’t received their pensions for 2 to 3 months because the schooling division has allegedly not launched funds amid a standoff with the state authorities. Some universities are believed to have launched salaries funds by inside assets.

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A couple of months in the past, the then extra chief secretary (schooling) Dipak Kumar Singh had advised the Patna excessive courtroom that the division would work out a mechanism in session with vice-chancellors and associated officers of universities to make sure well timed pension funds.

Nevertheless, issues haven’t modified regardless of administration adjustments. Training minister Chandrashekhar attended the workplace for the primary time on Tuesday ever since his ‘conflict of letters’ with new extra chief secretary KK Pathak.

“Pensions are mendacity due for 2 months and in some universities even three months. Wage funds are additionally due for 2 months. The division ought to first attempt to streamline these. At current, universities are working at lower than half the sanctioned energy and nonetheless wage funds are caught. Even the seventh pay arrear to retired lecturers are pending,” federation of college lecturers’ affiliation of Bihar (FUTAB) working president KB Sinha and normal secretary Sanjay Kumar stated.

Final yr, even throughout essential festivals comparable to Dussehra, Diwali and Chhath, lecturers and staff of even constituent faculties and universities needed to go with out salaries, triggering large backlash after the federal government blamed it on the delay in submission of utilisation certificates.

A senior official of the schooling division, nevertheless, stated that the method was in a complicated stage and the funds can be launched in August for 2 months. “The proposal for your entire monetary yr was despatched to the finance division final week itself. As soon as it’s cleared, disbursal won’t take a lot time. So far as pension arrears are involved, extra funds of 330 crore have already been cleared and must be disbursed quickly,” he stated.

Sanjay Kumar, who can also be an MLC, stated he met state finance minister Vijay Kunar Choudhary on Monday to debate the matter attributable to repeated telephone calls over the delays.

“Sadly, the recordsdata had been returned as they didn’t have the signature of the minister. Now, it is going to be despatched to the minister and will take one other week or so. The issue is that no one is able to observe the norms. When the minister’s signature is required, how and why is it despatched with out it? Is it a deliberate ploy to delay? Even DA for college lecturers stays low at 34%, whereas it has reached 42% for Bihar authorities staff. Even the finance minister was stunned over the delays,” Kumar stated.

In a letter to all V-Cs, Raj Bhavan joint secretary Praveen Kumar Gupta sought instant motion on issues regarding retirement advantages by pension cells in universities. A instructor who retired in March additionally awaits retirement advantages until now. The Raj Bhavan has additionally sought each day compliance stories from universities.


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