The state authorities is but to deduct contributions from the salaries of a majority of academics and non-teaching staff of government-run main and higher main faculties of the state, in direction of the brand new pension scheme (NPS), which was launched 15 years in the past.
In Prayagraj alone, out of 8,307 academics and non-teaching staff which was appointed after 2005 and are lined beneath the NPS, deductions from 1502 workers (18%) has begun, placing the outdated age of others in danger, stated UP (*15*) Shikshak Sangh district president Devendra Kumar Srivastava.
So far, solely 3,636 workers have been allotted the Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN) whereas even functions for PRAN allocation of the remaining 4,671 staff haven’t but been submitted. Not solely this, deductions in direction of pension of 266 academics of 33 main faculties hooked up to government-aided secondary faculties of the district too haven’t been began until date, he added.
The scenario is identical of academics of Sanskrit faculties, the place pension deductions are but to start, claimed affected academics.
The results of the brand new pension scheme not being applied correctly is that after retirement, academics and workers are struggling to even get remedy for illnesses, they add.
The situation of academics and workers of 181 government-aided secondary faculties is relatively higher than these at government-run main and higher main faculties. Here, 2,025 workers are eligible for NPS, together with 1,486 academics and 539 non-teaching staff members. Out of those, pension contribution deduction of 1,785 has begun.
The NPS was launched in January 2004 for central authorities workers and this was applied in UP with impact from April 1, 2005 after notification was issued on March 28, 2005.
However, for 11 years nothing was finished to guarantee NPS advantages cowl the academics and staff of government-aided secondary faculties.
A authorities order for deduction of pension contribution from salaries was issued in May 2016 however until date a majority of the staff are but to get a PRAN allotted to them, academics claimed.
Though officers are reluctant to touch upon file over the difficulty because the matter is pending on the authorities stage, they are saying that the delay in finishing formalities for allotment of PRAN is due to many district inspectors of faculties (DIOSs) failing to full formalities.
However this case has landed many a trainer appointed after April 2005 in a good spot, the place regardless of placing in years of service and being eligible for NPS, they aren’t getting any pension.
Drawing a wage of round Rs 60,000 to 70,000 per 30 days whereas in service, right this moment, these academics are struggling to eke out a residing after retirement.
In Prayagraj itself, be it Kalpana Sagar of KP Intermediate College, Asha Vyas and Anand Nidhan Singh of Mangla Prasad Intermediate College, Bampur; Rani Sharma of KVM Intermediate College, Kamla Nagar; Usha Srivastava of Firoz Gandhi Intermediate College, Garapur; or Ram Singh of Subhash Anglo Bengali Vedic Intermediate College, all are struggling to survive with dignity.
Take the instance of Harish Chandra, an affected trainer. “I was appointed as a teacher at Gandhi Intermediate College-Patel Nagar in Jhunsi in 2007 and I retired on March 31, 2020. Despite deductions from salary under NPS, after 13 years of service I am not getting any pension,” he stated.
Kamlesh Parihar, one other affected trainer, stated that he was appointed a lecturer of economics at Crosthwaite Girls Intermediate College in 2007 and retired in March 2018. “Even deduction of NPS was made for 22 months from my salary but I am getting no pension. I have already lost my husband and now I am worried for the marriage of my two daughters,” she stated.
When contacted, deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma, who can be state secondary and better training minister, stated that the matter can be appeared into on precedence. He stated that these affected ought to formally ship representations to the state authorities.