Srinagar: Lecturers on academic arrangement in different colleges across the valley have accused the state government of showing callous attitude towards them by not releasing their salaries.
They said that it was the fourth month of their appointment but they have not been paid their salaries so far. The government is even yet to decide the salary structure as per Supreme Court guidelines, they alleged.
“It is a callous attitude of the government towards us. We have been appointed in April 2017 and the office of the Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education Department had promised us the monthly release of salaries from this year. However, the government has forgotten our issue,” said Aqib Wani, a lecturer from degree college Baramulla.
“The government is disregarding our service. They are compelling us to struggle in the holy month. The delay in release of salaries has been a continuous process for years now and it has affected our daily affairs. The government must release our salaries before Eid,” said Asma Rashid, lecturer at degree college Sopore.
“The Supreme Court of India has passed directions of equal wage for equal work, and the government is yet to decide about our salary enhancement. While we have been unpaid for months, we continue to be underpaid as well, and the govt. must enhance our monthly salaries,” said Abdullah Mir from degree college Baramulla.
The lecturers appealed the government to take serious note of the delay in their salaries and ensure the disbursement of salaries before Eid.