Seven hostel workers are facing hardship owing to the alleged delay in transferring a head of account from planned to non-planned expenditure and non-receipt of salary for a year.

According to official sources, three persons working in the post-matriculation boys hostel at Parasurampur, two each working in the post-matriculation boys hostel at Narayanapur and post-matriculation girls hostel at Challakere have not been paid salary for want of grants under the head of account number 2225-00-101-0-29 from October 2011.

The taluk Social Welfare Inspector, under whose jurisdiction these hostels come, had written to the district Social Welfare Officer seeking transfer of the head of account from planned to non-planned on June 21, 2012. The salary pending for the period between October 2011 and June 2012 works out to Rs. 8.1 lakh. The seven employees, who have put in 11 years of service, are now running from pillar to post for getting their salary.

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