Published On : Wed, May 14th, 2014

Delay in salaries leaves ad hoc, contributory teachers in lurch; education quality the victim

Nagpur News: The shortage of regular teachers in RTMNU and many colleges has started to take heavy toll of education standards. And to turn the situation more and more precarious, services of ad hoc and contributory teachers are being taken for teaching purposes. This aspect is creating more problems than solution. The ad hoc and contributory teachers are being deprived of regular salaries and sometimes have to wait for longer period stretching to 1-2 years for receiving the perks. In this situation, disappointment descends on these teachers and thus hitting the important works hard. High quality education then becomes the victim.

Salaries:

Government pays both kinds of salaries to ad hoc and contributory teachers in aided colleges. However, ad hoc teachers are given responsibilities of teaching as well as non-teaching chores. According to norms, the ad hoc teachers have to take 20 classes per week mandatorily for which salaries too are fixed, of course very meager. On the other hand, for contributory teachers, 7 classes per week are a must. These teachers are paid salaries at the rate of Rs 240 per class. State Government hands over the salary amount to RTMNU and colleges. Time limit for a class has been fixed at 48 minutes.

Delay in payment:


According to information, teachers received salaries of 2012-13 session recently. Moreover, State Government pays salaries for only aided courses. Responsibility of paying salaries for non-aided courses lies with the colleges. Similarly, for appointment of ad hoc and contributory teachers on yhe lines of regular teachers, the colleges have to publish advertisements. After interviews by RTMNU team and colleges as well, teachers’ appointments are made. Thereafter, the teachers are given time-tables for teaching purposes.

At present, academic sessions are being completed with the help of ad hoc and contributory teachers only. But these teachers are not getting their salaries on time. This aspect leaves the teachers disappointed and they are not able to focus on teaching fully. Moreover, when these teachers get an opportunity to teach at some other place of satisfaction, they desert the colleges mid way. The cascading effect then is seen on teaching and on the students who leave the education half way.

Teachers in the dock:

Teachers in aided colleges regularly receive salaries from State Government but the teachers in non-aided colleges find themselves in the dock. They face enormous difficulties in getting their salaries on time. And when a regular teacher retires, the information first has to be conveyed to RTMNU. The University then notes the name of retired teacher in roster. The roster then has to be sent to Assistant Commissioner for sanction. After No Objection Certificate is received on the vacant post, RTMNU’s Committee appoints teacher on the vacant post in the college.

Salaries through banks:

Dr S G Charalwar, Principal of Mohota Science College, advocated salaries of teachers directly through banks. This system would reduce difficulties of teachers and they would be able to focus on teaching and thus raising standard of education.