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Patna: Bihar Human Rights Commission on Monday issued notices to Director, Higher Secondary Education, Bihar government, and District Education Officer (DEO), Munger, asking them to file a status report rgarding non-payment of salary to teachers of minority schools in Munger for the last 15 months before August 5, 2016.
Jyotirmaye Mukherjee, Incharge Principal, Gorang Pathshala Balak Madhyamik Vidyalaya (Minority) Jamalpur, Munger,dhas drawn the attention of BHRC towards the pathetic condition of minority schools in Munger district and non-payment of salary to the teachers for the last 15 months, accoding to BHRC member Neelmani. He informed the commission that due to financial crisis he was unable to treat his old mother and sustain the educational expenses of his daughter doing graduation in Kolkata. The petitioner is the lone teacher left in his school and can’t run to various offices for getting his salary.
The petitioner has also enclosed a news clipping dated May 5, 2016, which appeared in a Hindi daily mentioning that teachers of minority and government aided schools in Munger had not received pay for the last 14 months. There were 14 such schools in Munger seven of which have closed due to government apathy. There have not been any appointment of Muslim or Bangla teachers in the last 15 years as a result of which almost 90% of teachers have retired, the petitioner said. The case will be be listed next on August 5.