Teachers in more than 300 colleges not getting salary on time
Association of Mangalore University College Teachers (AMUCT) has said that the State Government was delaying disbursement of salary to government aided private colleges and new government colleges in the State.
Its president Ummappa Poojary P. told The Hindu on Wednesday that teachers under Mangalore University had not yet got their salary for December 2010. They got their salary for October and November together in December. He said the State Government implemented the revised University Grants Commission (UGC) pay scale for college teachers with effect from June 2010.
After that the teachers got their salary for three months. The budget allocation towards salary for 2010-11 was made on the basis of old pay scale which has been exhausted. The Government should have made additional budget allocation on the basis of revised pay scale till March 2011. But it had not done so. It was making the additional budget allocation part by part causing the delay.
Meanwhile, AMUCT expressed concern and dissatisfaction over the delay in the disbursement of salary. It had affected teachers in more than 300 aided colleges and many new government colleges in the State, he said. “In spite of repeated appeal to the officials concerned salary grant is not being released in time in last several months,” he said. He along with Dennis Fernandes, AMUCT's General Secretary met V.S. Acharya, Minister for Higher Education in Mangalore Airport recently and submitted a memorandum to this effect, seeking his intervention to ensure release of salary to teachers before the 5th of every month.