Students of Khelhoshe Polytechnic left fighting for ‘faculty’ salary
Dimapur, Sep. 9 (EMN): Controversy-hit Khelhoshe Polytechnic in Atoizu, under Zunheboto district has once come under the scanner following an allegation levelled by the institute’s student union concerning salary of the ‘fixed pay’ faculty.
A press statement from the ‘students of Khelhoshe Polytechnic Atoizu’ on Saturday stated that they were once again left facing ‘an embarrassing problem due to non-payment of salaries of the fixed pay faculty.’
“The student’s community regret to state this but the fixed pay faculty (11nos) have (sic) not been paid salary since the month of March 2017 till date for which they are abstaining from performing their duties w.e.f 11th September 2017. It is also to be mentioned that the authority has been made aware of the prevailing situation several times and earlier also the fixed pay faculties were not paid salaries and only after they agitated in the form of not declaring the examination results only then the concerned authority (sic) reacted.
“In this regard the Khelhoshe Polytechnic Atoizu Students Union (KPASU) on 25th April 2017 has already issued a press release giving ample time for the govt. to solve the matter so that the student’s careers are not put at stake but the concerned authority (sic) paid no heed which led to excessive delay in semester result declaration thus victimizing the students.”
According to the student body, the authority concerned (directorate of Technical Education) were ‘solely responsible for these unpleasant outcomes.’
“The student’s community strongly want to convey that if polytechnics (sic) are not functioning then even the directorate of technical education will stop functioning. If officers cannot handle their responsibilities then they must also resign from their post so that others are not affected.
“The fsixed pay lecturers have tried various means to fight for their rights but in the larger interest of the student’s community they have even sacrificed those rights, thinking that the authority will look into their problems but to no avail, this problem remains a problem semester after semester,” the statement read.
“The KPASU demands for immediate positive action from the concerned authority/government (sic) on or before 12th September 2017 failing which the entire students community of KPA will be forced to picket the directorate of Technical Education and the authority will have to bear all expenses as we the students community fight for our rights,” it warned.