Pay contract employees, teachers in time: Revanth to KCR

Update: 2023-09-06 19:44 GMT
TPCC president A. Revanth Reddy (DC)

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao had promised permanent jobs to contract employees and junior lecturers, who had played a major role in the statehood movement. He had even promised to regularise their services in the party’s 2014 manifesto. Forget about honouring those promises, they are not even being paid in time, said TPCC president A. Revanth Reddy.

In an open letter to Rao, he said, “The situation hasn’t improved even after Telangana became a reality. People are now forced to beg for their wages. The contract lecturers, whose services were regularised in May, haven’t received their April wages. The degree contract lecturers in many districts are yet to get their pending amounts. The government has not responded to their woes. They are compelled to take loans to meet everyday requirements.”

He wondered if this was an employee-friendly government.

Educationist Kothari had said that the country’s future is being made in our class rooms and not paying them is unpardonable. The Congress party will stand by the contract lecturers and ready an action plan for their cause, Reddy said.

Taking to Twitter and posting pictures of flooded roads and marooned colonies, he said “KCR these are not areas where you have your assets and your friends don’t live here. This is where the poor and disadvantaged live (sic)”.


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