Siraha govt staffers, teachers sans salary for three months

Siraha, October 10

The festive season has already started, but government employees and community school teachers of Naraha Rural Municipality, Siraha, have not received their salary for the past three months.

They were not paid because the village assembly of Naraha Rural Municipality could not be held for the last few months.

Around 200 staffers working in schools, health facilities, and agriculture and livestock offices in the rural municipality looked forlorn after they neither received their salary nor the Dashain allowance.

The staffers said they did not get their salary as the rural municipality did not tell the village assembly to release the budget for salary.

“How will we celebrate Dashain without money,” asked head teacher Suyra Narayan Mandal of Janata Basic Level School. He said teachers frequently asked him for salary. There are a total of 13 schools in the municipality.

Ward-5 secretary Hari Narayan Mandal said

the problem occurred

due to confusion regarding the amount to be released for salary.

Rural municipality Chair Ram Saran Yadav said the assembly could not be held after the ward chairs obstructed the assembly demanding release of budget under various irrelevant headings.

Yadav said he had directed the executive officer to find some way to release the salary of all teachers.