Pune: Due to the glitches in the school database software that happened at the beginning of the month, the State government has recently issued a GR stating that the teaching and non-teaching staff at the private, partially and fully aided schools in the State should be paid their salaries offline. The salaries of the teachers are pending due to the glitch in the software and the government has given orders to make offline payments till March 2019.
The GR has given permission to make salary payments of the teachers who have been recognised by the database and those who are eligible for the same through offline mode. Also, the 8,970 teachers and non-teaching staff who were declared eligible according to the GRs on July 1 and July 2, 2016, and the 276 teachers who received individual recognition by the GR of March 13, 2018, will be paid their pending salaries offline.
The salaries of teachers appointed on contract or lecture basis, or part-time, will also be paid their pending salaries through this.
Raosaheb Avari, President of Maharashtra Secondary and Higher Secondary School Principals’ Association, said, “There are a few districts where the teachers were not able to get their salaries because of the issues in the software. It’s good that they have immediately switched the mode of payment to offline. Earlier, when the whole online system had not begun, we all got our salaries offline only. Looking at the problems faced by the online system, I have come to believe that it’s the better way.”
RM Gaikwad, a teacher at a government school in Aurangabad, said that while not many teachers have faced difficulties due to the glitches in the software, it is good that the government has taken timely action to make payments immediately.