The Uttar Pradesh government has recently agreed to pay the newly appointed assistant primary school teachers their salaries.
Salary payments can be made until the state government receives a formal guarantee of the validity of the employees’ educational certificates.
Renuka Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary (basic education), has ordered Vijay Kiran Anand, director general (school education), to expedite salary disbursement.
The delay, according to the government spokesperson, was caused by universities’ slow inspection of mark sheets.
According to an order released by the additional chief secretary for basic education, Renuka Kumar, the director-general of school education has been directed to distribute teachers’ salaries after obtaining their declarations.
Teachers will be required to sign an undertaking that if their papers are discovered to be fraudulent during the authentication phase, their appointment would be terminated and they would refund their salaries to the state exchequer.
In October and December, the state government hired 69,000 assistant teachers for government primary and upper primary schools.
According to the students, more than 50,000 of them are yet to earn their salaries six months after entering.
Indeed, there have been instances when a few individuals have resorted to Covid-19.
While the basic education department checked teachers’ high school, intermediate, and TET transcripts, their graduation, and B.Ed transcripts had to be verified by the institutions from which they graduated.
Department officials stated that since colleges are operating with fewer staff members, verification is taking longer.
The relief has been granted in light of the state’s current pandemic, which has hampered administrative activity at many colleges, rendering degree verification difficult.
Additionally, the directive informs recently hired teachers about legal repercussions if their professional credentials are later shown to be fraudulent.
The simple Shiksha Adhikari of all districts will compile and forward the teachers’ undertakings to the secretary (basic Shiksha Parishad). The secretary will retain the initial undertaking and will submit a scanned digital copy to the director-specific (education office )’s for safekeeping.
Satish Chand Dwivedi, Minister of State for Basic Education (independent charge), said, “I previously shared my dissatisfaction with the slow rate of record verification for newly employed teachers, which creates a barrier to paying wages to the 69,000 assistant teachers hired last year. I requested that officials expedite the process “Minister said.