Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE: The State unit of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) has urged the Government to amicably solve issues pertaining to teachers taken on contract by computer firms such as NIIT, Edu.Comp and APTECH for the 'Mahiti Sindhu' programme.

At present, these teachers face an uncertain future with the Government planning to call fresh tenders for the programme.


Umesh K.N., president of DYFI's State unit, told mediapersons here on Friday that more than 1,000 computer graduates have been working with these firms for the past five years without getting due remuneration.

The Education Department should run this programme forthwith and the Government should cancel fresh tenders, he said.

It is possible to successfully implement the programme at an estimated cost of Rs. 110 crores after providing all statutory benefits to the computer graduates, he said.