Source: The Indian Express
The pandemic has caused financial problems for almost everyone. The school teachers of North MCD are facing trouble with delay in their salaries, unable to pay school fees of their children and so having no other option left and to meet their needs they started to borrow money from relatives.
Thousands of teachers received their salaries of March, in the month of June and some in July. Last month the Delhi government and the corporation got into a dispute in the Delhi High Court regarding the release of funds.
Ira Singhal, North MCD Deputy Commissioner says, “There is a general shortage of funds. We are trying to augment our resources; nobody is sitting on anybody’s salary or using those funds for other purposes. When the funds are released by the Delhi government, salaries will be paid.” Though Delhi government’s claim in High Court was that they released the sum of more than Rs. 49 crores for April- June salaries to be paid to the teachers of the corporation.