Port Blair, Nov 09: During his current tour to N&M Andaman to take the stock of the problems of general public in addition to awareness programme being conducted by the Member of Parliament Shri Bishnu Pada Ray for ill effect of tobacco, zarda, gutkha, Thambaku etc at various schools, it has come to his notice that the monthly salary in respect of Sarva Shikhsa Contract Teachers and CIC operators working in the various schools in N&M Andaman have not been paid by the education department for the last 03 months i.e. July, 2016.
Due to which these category workers are facing financial constraints to maintain their livelihood and also did not celebrate their prime festivals like Dussehra & Diwali.
Whereas, Modi government has declared Bonus and Dearness Allowances (DA) well before the festivals of Dussehra & Diwali to the central govt. employees. Hence, Member of Parliament urged the Administration to make necessary arrangements for release of payment to the SSCT and CIC at the earliest as possible and ensure timely payment at par with the regular teachers in future.