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'Starving' teachers in Malegaon refuse to join census work

Monday January 31, 2011 12:41:17 PM, ummid.com Staff Reporter

Malegaon: Miffed by unfulfilled promises by the Municipal Corporation, hundreds of teachers in Malegaon, who are denied their salaries since last few months, have refused to cooperate with the census work unless their pending salaries are cleared.

 

"Our salaries with the civic body are due since last five months. Left with no money, most of us are starving. Hence we have decided not to cooperate with the census work unless our pending salaries are cleared", President of Maharashtra Rajya Prathmik Shiksan Samiti Mohd Omar Qureshi while speaking to ummid.com.

 

The teachers had earlier completed the first phase of the census when it began in 2010. But, now due to their pending salaries, they have refused to join the second phase of census work slated to begin from February 06.

 

"Our salaries were due yet we completed the first phase of the census work with utmost perfection and sincerity. At that time also we were assured that the issue of our salary would be sorted out. But till now the issue is pending", President of Maharashtra Navnirman Shiksan Sena Qari Kahlil said.

 

The Malegaon Municipal Corporation (MMC), which recruits 623 teachers in its 113 Urdu and Marathi schools, last paid the salaries of August 2010. Since then the teachers have not received any salary.

 

"False promises are made again and again without addressing the issue. We were denied our salaries even at the time of Diwali and Eid", he added. 

 

"It has now become unbearable for us to meet our regular expenses and most of us are starving. Under this condition, it won't be possible for us to cooperate with the census work", he said.

 

The decision is supported by all the leading teachers' organistaions including Maharashtra Rajya Prathmik Shikshan Sangh, Maharashtra Navnirman Shiksan Sena, Maharashtra Rajya Prathmik Shiksan Samiti, Kul Hind Tanzeem Urdu Asateza, Maharashtra Rajya Urdu Shikshak Sanghatna and is also supported by the Pensioners' Association of Malegaon.

 

The pensioners that number over 800 have also not received their pensions since last three months.

 

Meanwhile, the Municipal Commissioner Jeevan Sonawane is not worried and is hopeful that the teachers would finally join the work.

 

"The issue of their salary is not new whereas the census work is a national duty. I am sure the teachers would reconsider their decision and would complete the work in the stipulated time", he said while speaking to ummid.com.

 

"The Malegaon Municipal Corporation (MMC) is financially not too strong to bear the burden of 50% teachers' salary. We are fighting with the government on the issue and are sure it would be sorted out by March", the Commissioner said.

 

The delay in the Municipal teachers' salary became a norm ever since Malegaon Municipal Council was elevated to a corporation in 2001 and the State Government reduced its grant from 80% to 50%. Till then, the state government was responsible for 80% of the teachers' salary and the civic body was paying the rest 20%. However, since 2001 when Malegaon became a corporation, the state government reduced the grant to 50% and citing poor financial condition, the MMC only shared 20% of the teachers' salary.

 

In between, the matter even went to the Supreme Court and High Court where the courts lamented both the state government as well as the local administration and ordered them to find a solution. Instead of finding a permanent solution, the state government sanctioned a loan of first 13 crore and later 11 crore rupees, using which the MMC released the salaries of pending few months.

 

In the absence of a permanent solution, the teachers never received their total salaries since 2001. Fed up of the delay, they have now decided to refuse joining the second phase of the census work unless permanent solution is found.

 

 

 

 

 

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