Nagpur: Call it the effect of Model Code of Conduct or dismal working style of Nagpur Municipal Corporation administration, promotions of 19 teachers and 2 inspectors have been kept pending since years. Ironically, six of the teachers are retiring from service in June 2017 without the promotions.
According to President of NMC Teachers Association Rajesh Gavre, 19 teachers of Urdu medium school and two teachers of Hindi school are awaiting promotions endlessly. Similarly, two School Inspectors are also sailing on the same boat. The Promotions Committee of NMC held three meetings in the past 8 days in which the proposal to accord promotions to the said teachers and inspectors was approved. However, when the office-bearers of Teachers Association met the NMC administration, the babus took the cover of Code of Conduct and disappointed the hopefuls. In fact, the Additional Municipal Commissioner Ravindra Kumbhare had assured the promotions of teachers well before the Code of Conduct came into force for NMC general elections.
No salaries since past two months:
In another depressing development, salaries of 258 teachers of NMC schools have not been paid since the past two months. According to Association, salaries of middle school teachers of local bodies in the district are done on the basis of ‘shalarth’ system. However, since the state government has not provided the grants, a total of 498 teachers and non-teaching staff in the district have been deprived of their salaries.
In 17 NMC schools, 298 teachers and non-teaching staff are paid salaries on the basis of ‘shalarth’ system. The teachers were paid salaries in October before Diwali festival. But salaries of November and December have not been paid.
The NMC Teachers Association has warned the administration of launching an agitation if their demands are not met by January 21.