Aggrieved “genuine teachers” under DIS Dimapur and Niuland whose names were published in the absentee category of the SIT report even though they did not fall under the purview of the SIT verification, have appealed the state government to take necessary steps for early disposal of the issue and release of their pending salaries with immediate effect in the interest of justice.
Tohovi Sema, on behalf of the aggrieved teachers under Dimapur and Niuland, in a representation to the secretary and ex-officio director, department of school education Kohima said the aggrieved ‘genuine teachers’ regretted that their names were listed under the absentee category even though their appointments were made prior to 2002 and was outside the purview of the SIT verification carried out from 2002-09. This group of teachers whose appointments were made between 1977-2001 said they have presented themselves before the Special Verification Committee with all required documents in April as per government directive. The teachers said they further extended full cooperation and physically presented themselves with necessary documents before the concerned officials for the department physical verification conducted in July at the directorate office Kohima.
The aggrieved teachers said that in spite of all these impediments, they were attending classes regularly and performing obligated duties in the service of the public in general and the student’s community in particular till date. Stating that they have been rendering services with utmost sincerity and dedication for the student welfare since their appointment, the teachers said it was contrary that they have been victimized for “no fault of ours and our monthly salary are being held up since the month of March 2010, due to which we are facing untold hardships and difficulties to maintain our family and support our children.
With no other source of income but solely dependent upon the monthly salary, the aggrieved teachers said they have no other option than to beg for survival.
Having stated the circumstances, the aggrieved teachers under DIS Dimapur and Niuland appealed the authority responsible to look into their grievances, dispose the issue at the earliest and release their salaries, which have been pending since March 2010.