Kashmir Indepth

Over 113 college contractual lecturers without salaries for months

Sumeya Jan

Srinagar, June 1 (KINS): At least 113 college contractual lecturers in Kashmir are without salaries for months, who are finding it difficult to feed their families amid COVID-19 lockdown.

One of the college contractual lecturers said all his savings for the last 10 months have exhausted.

“We are without salary since August last year,” the lecturer told news agency KINS.

A spokesperson of Jammu Kashmir College Contractual Teachers Association has appealed the Lieutenant Governor, G.C Murmu, Advisor K.K Sharma, Secretary Higher Education Talat Parvez Ruhella, Director Colleges Yaseen Shah to release salaries of these college contractual lecturers.

“We would like to bring into your kind notice that 1150 candidates are working on faculty of academic arrangement in various degree colleges of Kashmir division. Out of which 1037 have received their remuneration before Eid but unfortunately the remaining 113 candidates had to spend their Eid without any financial support as still their salary has not been credited. We all are very thankful that there has been a timely response on our grievances and this time also we are very hopeful that this matter will also be resolved by your due diligence. There is a humble request that in this time of financial crunch and psychological disbalance these people should be relieved from one of the major economic vacuum created by non-payment of their salary,” the spokesperson said in a statement to news agency KINS.

While, Secretary Higher Education Talat Parvez said he would look into the matter to ensure there is no further delay in releasing their salaries.(KINS)

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