Private teachers facing hardship, seeks government help

HYDERABAD: Teachers functioning in private educational institutions are facing hardship because of the non-functioning of the educational institutions & non-payment of salaries from the coronavirus-induced lock-down started, the Telangana Private Teachers’ Forum (TPTF) stated on Thu.

TPTF president Sheik Shabbir Ali stated his own outfit organised demonstrations outdoor offices of dist. Collectors within the state on Wed., urging the state govt to come to their own rescue.

Mr. Ali stated memoranda have been submitted to the authorities who ensured to take (2) their own issue to the circular of the govt. Claiming that regarding 3 lakh private educational institution teachers & their own families are facing hardships, he stated the teachers, who’re educated, are as of now obliged to take (2) up different works, involving the work (5) of casual laborers, to feed their own families.

The teachers of private educational institutions are facing challenges as the edu institutions have still not being reopened, he stated. Although the state govt had released orders that salaries be made payment to the private teachers during this lock-down, it’s not being executed, he said.

He pushed the govt to give fiscal support to the private teachers either as unemployment dole (or) as COVID-19 support. The educational institution management must pay complete salaries during this lock-down according to the pandemic diseases Act, he stated.

Inquired regarding the non-payment of salaries to the private teachers, a Sr. govt officer had previously stated the govt would accomplish its finest to support them.

The private teachers are employed directly by this managements, the officer had stated. A representative of the educational institution managements’ association had previously stated the salaries got (1) delayed as educational institution dues from parents couldn’t be got correctly during this lockdown. The educational institutions depend on dues made payment by this parents, he’d stated.