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Contractual staff of GDC Vijaypur allege they were abused for raising their voice

Last Updated on April 16, 2021 at 1:41 pm

Contractual staff members of Government Degree College Vijaypur have alleged that they were verbally abused by other staff for raising voice against deduction of salary by the management despite having an order from Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).

A written complaint in this regard has also been filed by the contractual staff with the Nodal Principal GGM Science College, Commissioner Secretary to Higher Education Department, Director Colleges Jammu and Kashmir, Principal of the College, Police Station Vijaypur as well as the media.

As per the complaint that they had joined the GDC Vijaypur during the academic session 2019-20 and were appointed on the basis of guidelines framed by Govt Order No 298 dt: 30-05-2019 and continued in the same college as per the status quo granted by the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Jammu bench for next session i.e. 2020-21.

The letter states, “We status-quo candidates are appallingly harassed by the Principal and some of the permanent faculty members of the same college leading to partial treatment/discrimination with us which results us in deep mental frustration, emotional agony and financial loss”, the application reads, adding, “The Principal has deducted appropriately Rs 75,000 from each of our remuneration of several months, which is a huge amount for an academic arrangement employee getting 28,000 per month in total. During early days of the session i.e. during the onset of Corona pandemic, we were deprived to mark our attendance in the register with the excuse of being appointed through status quo judgment to which college claims the decision to be awaited. Though we used to attend the college regularly, organize seminars, research paper (already recorded in college records date wise entry) on various occasions in college premises both online and offline as directed by the principal but still our salary has been deducted on the days of seminars, events and online class days with the excuse of not marking attendance”.

Principal GDC Vijaypur Dr. Sangeeta Sudan said that she was on training and had got only a copy of the representation on 10th of April. “The salary of the contractual faculty members has been disbursed as per their attendance. The salary was deducted for the days on which the contractual faculty members had not attended the college”, she said.