Computer teachers protest, disrupt traffic

Traffic was disrupted for about an hour due to the commotion, with the police barricading the Sector 7 road leading to Mansa Devi light point for about an hour.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: June 4, 2014 2:34 am
munde-main Haryana computer teachers block Chandigarh-Panchkula Highway near Fun Republic on Tuesday. Jaipal Singh

Around  50 computer teachers on Tuesday protested against non-payment of their salaries by the private companies which had appointed them to teach at various government schools.

The teachers, who were heading towards the Haryana Chief Minister’s residence in Sector 1, Chandigarh, were stopped by the police in Sector 7.

Traffic was disrupted for about an hour due to the commotion, with the police barricading the Sector 7 road leading to Mansa Devi light point for about an hour.

The government has outsourced the job of appointing computer teachers to private companies. The teachers, for a long time, have been alleging that their salaries are not being paid by the private companies.

The teachers alleged that apart from non-payment of salaries, the companies have also illegally taken Rs 24,000 as security deposit and another Rs 2,250 as training fee from them.

After the police stopped the teachers midway, a team of eight teachers was allowed to meet the CM. However, the teachers said that they were not satisfied with the talks held with the CM and that they would go to New Delhi on Wednesday to raise their demands.

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