Hyderabad: Government teachers have volunteered to pay the SSC exam fee of students whose parents are TSRTC employees, as the latter are in a financial crisis because they have not received their salaries. The exam fee of SSC students is due on November 7.
Announcing this, United Teachers Federation leader Raghunandan called on teachers across the state to help students in appearing for their SSC exams.
He said that at the school he works in Pochampally, there are 20 to 25 SSC students, who belong to families of RTC workers. The fee to be paid by these students would total to around Rs 3,750.
“Teachers of our school will pay the fee on the students’ behalf,” the UTF leader remarked.
“We are under stress because of the strike and uncertain about the situation,” said an RTC employee on condition of anonymity.
“We have not got our salary even for the month that we have worked. Some of the employees are in such dire straits that they cannot pay even the SSC fee.
We want the RTC issue to be resolved as soon as possible. Our financial and emotional struggle has become too overwhelming for us to bear,” the employee remarked.
Meanwhile, expressing his solidarity with agitating RTC employees, Mr Sheelam Shankar, a former deputy engineer of the Karimnagar Municipal Corporation, wrote a social media post stating that he would not charge any rent from his tenant, an RTC employee, till the strike is resolved.
“I will not collect rent at all during the period the RTC strike is on,” he stated....