Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) has said it “fully supported” the genuine demands of the aggrieved teachers, NSSATA/RMSA/Hindi teachers, to release pending salaries for the last six to nine months.
In a press release, CNTC, media cell, stated that the teachers under the various central flagship programmes have been suffering greatly and being denied of their basic salary, which it said was a gross violation of human rights.
Describing teachers as the builders of the nation, CNTC said “when our people in this noblest profession are being denied of their basic salary facing untold hardships upto the point of starvation, the CNTC cannot just be a mute spectator of all these injustices and discrimination meted out to the teaching community who are our own children.”
It said the state government cannot keep on forever giving the “usual excuse” of “No funds from the centre”.
Central Nagaland Tribes Council said it was the duty of the father to provide the bread to his family and children from any permissible and lawful source. “Mere exhortations, lofty words and felicitating them with yearly awards on Teachers’ Day by our politicians and bureaucrats alone are not sufficient,” CNTC stated.
Maintaining that teachers needed to be truly valued and treated with reverence, CNTC, however, said it was just the contrary at present.
Pointing out that it was impossible for any people to survive when the very source of their survival was deprived, the Central Nagaland Tribes Council has urged the state government to release pending salaries to the aggrieved teacher without delay.