Ministry of Education grants Delhi government aided schools some leeway to deposit funds for salaries
Observing that teachers in many government-subsidized schools are not being paid on time due to the schools’ inability to pay their dues on time, the Directorate of Education has given them more leeway to fulfill their obligations.
According to the provisions of the Delhi School Education and Act and Rules, the management committee of all government-subsidized schools must deposit monthly 5% of the salary and allowances of their employees to enable the disbursement of salaries in the first week of every month. . The Delhi government covers 95% of these expenses.
“It has been observed that the salary payment of quite a number of employees of government-subsidized schools are not credited to their accounts on time, mainly due to the reason that some of the management committees do not are unable to deposit their 5% share into the government account in advance within the prescribed time frame on the pretext of financial problems,” the DoE said in a recent order. It also said it had received complaints from employees that the management committees of some schools forced employees to hand over 5% of their salary and then deposit the management’s share in the government’s account.
To avoid delays in the payment of salaries to teachers and other employees, the DoE decided to grant these schools a relaxation of the requirement to deposit their share each month, and allowed them to prepare pay slips and submit them to the government with a commitment that they will deposit their share by the end of the quarter — no later than June 30, September 30, December 31 or March 31, as the case may be.
However, he stressed that they must post their bond within the prescribed time limits and that the department will initiate proceedings to take over the management of any school that “continually fails in its statutory duty”.