Salaries of Assam education dept officials held back

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GUWAHATI-  The salaries of about 200 education department officials in the state, including the Director of Elementary Education, have been withheld over their failure to disburse the salaries of over 16,000 school teachers for the last 12 months, Assam government said on Saturday.

The teachers have not received salaries since January, 2013, and the 200 officials, who have been paid their salaries for December, would not get the same for this month and on-wards until and unless the teachers have received their dues in full.

“Strangely, nobody has complained so far. I am taking this step to instill professionalism in the education department,”the state Education Minister Mr Himanta Biswa Sarma said, adding that around 200 officials would have to bear the brunt of the decision to freeze salaries. Sarma said the list included the Director of Elementary Education, 28 district elementary education officers, 26 block inspectors and 122 block officers.

The state government had appointed 8,000 new teachers across the state and they are getting their salaries on a timely basis, the minister added.

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