A whole lot of UP madrassa lecturers haven’t acquired pensions for a yr

BAREILLY: Hundreds of madrassa teachers in UP who retired on March 31, 2017, are still not getting pension for a year as the has not yet issued the according to the seventh pay commission.
Iqbal Ahmed, a retired teacher, said, “I have been making several rounds of government offices but I am always told that the department is yet to issue the revised order. The government is torturing us by denying us our right. Retired teachers like me are not able to pay school fees of their children or cover day-to-day medical expenses.”

Deewan Saheb Jaman Khan, UP general secretary, Teachers’ Association Madaris-e-Arabia, said, “I have written to the principal secretary in UP minority welfare department thrice but nothing has happened. Families of these retired teachers are struggling to survive in the absence of pension and it is a serious matter. There are nearly 500 who have been waiting for their pension for the last one year.”

He added, “The basic and secondary education departments had issued a similar order in May last year but the revision is pending only for us. Retired madrassa teachers are feeling helpless.”

Sujjauddin, who retired from the post of assistant teacher at a madrassa, said, “It is disheartening that after 39 years of dedicated service, I am now struggling for my pension. I have lodged a complaint with the IGRS portal.”

Vijay Pratap Yadav, Varanasi district minority welfare officer, said, “Twelve retired madrassa teachers in Varanasi had approached me as they had not received their pension from April 2017. The state minority welfare department has to issue an order for revised pension. The finance and accounts officer has assured me that it is in process. Retired teachers will get their arrears.”

When ed, Monika Garg, principal secretary, UP minority welfare department, said, “I will look into the issue.”

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