June 2021 News

Kulgam Teacher Gets Salary Five Days After Son's Suicide

2 June 2021
Kashmir News Service

Srinagar: Government on Wednesday released salaries of 630 teachers including the teacher-father of a son who committed suicide on May 28. Director School Education today released a salary of Rs 33 crores to Chief Education officers of Kashmir for payment of salaries to the teachers. A video was shot by the son of a teacher before committing suicide, he was heard as saying that he was forced to take this extreme step triggered by non-payment of the salary of his father for last over two-and-a-half years. The teachers had blamed former Director School Education Kashmir for withholding their salaries. Director School Education today in an order said: Chief Education Officers - Drawing and Disbursing Officers shall strictly adhere to all the codal formalities, financial regulations and circular instructions issued from time to time in this regard 'Chief Education Officers shall ensure that further disbursement of funds to the Drawing and Disbursing Officers and subsequently drawal of salaries Immediately without any further delay. The respective Drawing and Disbursing Officers shall obtain an undertaking duly attested from RRET's to the effect that in case adverse report regarding character antecedents - genuineness of certificates is received they shall have to refund the salary drawn along with the interest,.' Order lying with KNS reads. 'The salary in favour of RRET's having 10 + 2 as their qualification and those having overlapping degrees shall be paid with grade pay of Rs 2400. The CEOs-DDOs shall ensure that no diversion of funds is allowed under all circumstances. CEOs-DDOs shall also ensure that deductions if any, like NPS-Income Tax etc, must be deposited to appropriate heads,' It reads. The Chief Education Officers shall submit utilization certification detailing therein the name wise expenditure within a period of fifteen days positively as per the enclosed format, it said. 'Sanction is hereby accorded to the release of funds to the tune of Rs : 3300.00 Lacs ( Rupees Thirty Three crores only ) under salary component of SAMAGRA, to the Chief Education Officers of Kashmir Division as per the break up given below . The funds shall strictly be utilized for drawal of the pending salaries of untransited RRET's and Unregularized RETS, ' it said.