SSA teachers deprived of salary on Eid in Wagoora zone

Director takes strong note, says Aadhar not mandatory

Srinagar, Aug 28: Director School Education has taken a strong note of withholding salary of SSA teachers by some Zonal Education Office Wagoora in Baramulla for having not submitted the Aadhar number.
Many SSA teachers told KNS that their salary was not released by ZEO on the eve of Eid despite availability of funds as they had not submitted the Aadhar number. They however said that a formal order had been issued by the government that linking of Aadhar was not mandatory but claimed that ZEO office officials didn’t listen to their pleas and left them high and dry on the very auspicious occasion of Eid. The teachers claimed that even today the ZEO officials refuse to release salary without linking Aadhar to the biometrics.
Director School Education Kashmir Dr G N Itoo however took a strong note of the matter and said he had himself issued an order asking CEOs to ensure that no salary is withheld on Aadhar linkage as it was not mandatory as per government order. He said he is holding a meeting of CEOs this afternoon and will seek an explanation from CEO Baramulla regarding the same. (KNS)