KATHMANDU, July 29

Advocate Kosh Raj Kafle on Wednesday alleged that the Ministry of Education had failed to comply with the directive of the Supreme Court to ensure pay and perks of non-teaching staff and temporary teachers of community schools.

The SC on February 6, 2011 had directed the MoE, to introduce ‘Service Law’ within six months to ensure pension, medical and holiday facilities and other emoluments of non-teaching staff and temporary teachers of community schools.

Kafle, who has been advocating for the rights of teaching and non-teaching staff of community schools for long, said that the MoE failed to implement the SC order even in four-and-a-half years. He said that the SC Verdict Implementation Directorate had recently asked the ministry to furnish clarifications on the delay in implementing the verdict.

“The SC Verdict Implementation Directorate had given seven-day ultimatum to MoE on July 23 while the ministry received the letter on July 26. Now, the ministry must furnish clarifications by August 7, otherwise we will lodge a contempt of court case against MoE.”

However, the government in its budget has announced the provision of golden handshake for temporary teachers.

According to Surendra Prasad Kanu, president, Nepal School Employees' Union, there is a huge difference in the salary and other facilities between the teaching and non-teaching staff.