Hyderabad: Teacher Association GSTA protest for timescale allowance

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In HYDERABAD, a large number of government secondary teachers staged a demonstration outside the press club here on Thursday in protest against inordinate delay in granting timescale allowance to them.

Under the banner of the Government Secondary Teachers Association, they were raising slogans against the district administration, carrying banners and placards.

Govt Secondary Teachers Association GSTA Hyderababad protest for Time Scale orders - Pic of daily aajkal 5-11-2010

Speaking on the occasion, district president of the association Zamir Khan said that timescale cases had been pending in the DCO’s office for over a month, but no orders were being passed. He claimed that secondary teachers of other districts had been given timescale, but the Hyderabad district administration was delaying the matter.

He warned that if the timescale was not given to secondary school teachers, they would stage a sit-in outside the office of the DCO on Nov 11 that would continue till acceptance of their demand.

Govt Secondary Teachers Association GSTA Hyderababad protest for Time Scale orders - Pic of Jang 5-11-2010

MATA: The Masjid Schools Teachers Association of Sindh has accused the educational officers of Tando Mohammad Khan district of massive corruption and embezzlement of funds and demanded a highlevel inquiry into the matter.

Speaking at a news conference here on Thursday, central president of MATA, Amanullah Baloch, senior-vice president Mehmood Khan Khanzada and Hafiz Fateh Mahessar alleged that illegal recruitments were being made in different cadres, undue promotions were being given and salaries were being paid in fake names.

Mr Amanullah also said that many teachers were working in two different departments and even those teachers who were living outside the country were drawing their salaries.

He said that during fiscal 2008-09 and 2009-10, the World Bank and the government had given Rs100 million for SMC under different heads, but a large portion of the funds had been misappropriated.

He said that many applications had been submitted to the authorities about the alleged corruption, but no action had been taken so far in the matter.

Answering a question, Amanullah Baloch said that he had a documentary evidence to prove the allegations and added that the proof would be produced if an inquiry committee was appointed.


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