School teachers will be given salary within 10 days: Govt

Patna: The state government today informed the Bihar Legislative Council that the payment of salary to high school and plus two teachers will be made within ten days and efforts are on to regularise the payment.

Replying to Opposition BJP members’ demand for regular payment of salary to school teachers, state education minister Ashok Choudhary said “The state government shares its concern with opposition on the issue. We are working as how to regularise the payment… Payment of salary to the teachers will be made within ten days.”

Choudhary said the government was streamlining the process in order to regularise the salary payment to school teachers and it expects to do it in a month or two.

As soon as the House assembled in the post lunch session, opposition BJP members raised the issue of non payment of salary to school teachers for the past six months and sought the minister’s reply on the issue.

Some of the members trooped into the Well of the House insisting on the minister’s reply.

On this, the presiding officer Haroon Rashid asked the minister to reply.

BJP members Nawal Kishore Choudhary raised the issue of non payment of salary to the school teachers, which was supported by his party members Sushil Kumar Modi, Mangal Pandey, Sanjay Mayukh, Rajnish Kumar and others.

Choudhary said the government takes work from teachers but failed to give them the salary for past six months.

Replying to Choudhary’s private member bill to bring transparency for quality education in the system, the education minister said the government was committed to bring transparency in the Bihar School Examination Board, mired in controversy over the toppers’ scam, as everything would be made online in the Board on the CBSE pattern.

It would take 3-4 months to put in the mechanism to bring transparency in the Board, Choudhary said while adding the government was tightening the noose against mafias who are controlling the education department.