Port Blair, 18 September 2023
In a transfer geared toward assuaging the monetary hardships confronted by Samagra Shiksha contractual employees within the Education Department, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, the Member of Parliament representing Andaman and Nicobar Islands, has referred to as upon the Chief Secretary of the Andaman and Nicobar Administration to expedite the discharge of their pending salaries.
The plea comes within the wake of recurrent delays in disbursing funds to contractual lecturers, employees, which have left them grappling with monetary uncertainty. To deal with these challenges, Mr. Sharma has additionally proposed the institution of a reserve fund to make sure that these important staff obtain their due compensation, even in circumstances the place administrative procedures trigger delays.
In a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma emphasised the crucial significance of resolving the wage cost points confronted by tons of of devoted Samagra Shiksha contractual employees within the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This group consists of Sarva Siksha Contractual Teachers, Pre-Primary Teachers, ICT Instructors, and Vocational Teachers, who’ve endured almost 4 months with out their salaries. This predicament has not solely inflicted extreme hardship upon them however has additionally hampered their potential to fulfil their essential roles successfully.
The Member of Parliament underscored the important function performed by these educators in shaping the way forward for college students. He lamented that the delay in wage disbursements has pushed a few of them, notably Pre-Primary Teachers, ICT Instructors, and Vocational Teachers, who already obtain low consolidated salaries, to the brink of economic desperation. Many have been compelled to borrow cash merely to fulfill their day by day bills.
Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma additional famous the added monetary burden confronted by lecturers stationed away from their properties, particularly these in distant and far-flung islands, who take care of home hire and journey bills. He careworn that the prolonged interval of non-payment has taken a toll on the psychological and emotional well-being of those educators, whose dedication to delivering high quality training in difficult circumstances is commendable.
“It is our responsibility to ensure that they are adequately compensated and supported in their roles,” the Member of Parliament declared, calling for pressing motion to handle the monetary woes confronted by contractual employees throughout the Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ Education Department.