Jamshedpur, Sept 3: State Food Supply and Parliamentary Affairs Minister of Jharkhand Saryu Roy today assured the agitating minority teachers of East Singhbhum of taking up their five demands in the state Cabinet meeting on 5th September.
He said the delay in disbursement of salaries to the minority teachers for the last seven months was a matter of concern for the government.
He said he would talk to Chief Minister Raghubar Das and education minister Neera Yadav to demand salary disbursement and other issues raised by the teachers.
A delegation of minority teachersí union of East Singhbhum met Roy and handed him a five-point memorandum on his visit to Jamshedpur. The teachers said they had not got their salaries despite availability of funds.
They said they were performing well and that their schools had given cent per cent result in the secondary examination. The teachers also raised the long-pending demand for cash payment against earned leave for 300 days and benefits of seniority based pay-scale.
The minority teachers further alleged that minority schools were being neglected by the education department and the state government. They said the minority school teachers were ignored on the occasion of Teachersí Day.
Awards are given to other teachers, but minority teachers are kept out of such events, alleged the minority teachers.
assured the delegation of an early resolution of their issues. He acknowledged that the minority schools were also contributing in Jharkhandís development.
He spoke to the state education minister, education secretary and finance secretary and asked them to ensure early payment of salaries of minority teachers.
The teachers who met the minister included Dhirendra Kumar, Prabhat Kumar Singh, Pranav Kumar Ghosh, Rizwan Ahmad, Dr Swadesh Kumar Dutta and Kulvinder Singh