Congress: Congress creates ruckus in Bihar legislative council over non-payment of salary to university teachers | India News
PATNA: The Bihar legislative council was plunged into chaos within the pre-lunch session on Wednesday after the opposition Congress members went into the properly of the home and lift slogans over non-payment of salaries and pension to serving and retired staff of various universities and faculties, respectively, for the final 5 months.
As quickly because the Home assembled at 12 midday for the day’s listed enterprise, Congress member Dilip Kumar Choudhary drew the eye of the deputy chairman Md Haroon Rashid in direction of his adjournment discover and sought authorities’s reply on the problem of non-payment of salaries to varsities lecturers and non-teaching staff.
Choudhary knowledgeable the home that every one educating and non-teaching staff of state’s completely different universities and faculties haven’t been paid their salaries since October 2017. Furthermore, pensioners of universities are additionally not being paid, the Congress member stated.
Nevertheless, the deputy chairman rejected Choudhary’s adjournment discover and ordered for taking over the day’s listed enterprise. To this, Congress members led by Choudhary went into the properly of the home and began shouting slogans demanding rapid cost of salaries to the varsities’ lecturers and staff. Choudhary, a second-time MLC, represents Darbhanga graduate constituency within the council.
Within the meantime, opposition RJD members led by Subodh Kumar additionally went within the properly of the home and commenced shouting slogans towards the state authorities over the problem of rape and homicide of a scheduled caste woman in Muzaffarpur district.
Regardless of repeated requests from the deputy chairman, the opposition members refused to return to the benches. As pandemonium continued for greater than 10 minutes, Rashid adjourned the home until 2.30 pm.
Speaking to TOI outdoors the Council, Dilip Choudhary stated nearly all of the college staff, both working or retired, have been dealing with a harrowing time attributable to non-payment of salaries since October final 12 months. “Final time, they had been paid wage within the month of September 2017. They witnessed a darkish Diwali and can now have a colourless Holi if their salaries aren’t launched by tomorrow (Thursday),” he stated.
Choudhary additional famous that the situation of the retired lecturers and staff is worse as most of them had been dealing with a starvation-like scenario. Lots of them do not need ample cash to purchase medicines, in case they fall ailing.
Within the post-lunch session, the RJD members led by the chief of opposition Rabri Devi staged a walkout from the Council after BJP member Rajnish Kumar, whereas talking over the governor’s latest tackle to joint session of the legislature, referred in regards to the sentencing of a former chief minister.