Chandigarh, June 20
Computer instructors have submitted a written complaint to the District Education Officer, UT, against a private contractor for allegedly demanding money from them.
The complaint reads, “Recently, we came to know that the contract for providing IT faculties was given to non-IT based company with no experience in computer education and highly unprofessional on GeM portal whereas SPIC (The society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh) has been set up under the aegis of the Department of Information Technology Chandigarh.”
“New contractor is adopting illegal methods to extract money by openly demanding Rs 12,000 from us. He is threatening to fire us if we do not pay the amount and engage new appointees on his own,” alleged teachers in their complaint.
However, this is not the first time when government school staff are harried lot due to contractor deployed through GeM portal by the UT Education Department.
In December last year, school data entry operators in city government schools submitted a written complaint alleging that the contractor threatened to fire them and had asked them to sign a voucher worth Rs 11,000 on account of 50 per cent share from their first salary.
Meanwhile, Director, School Education, Rubinderjit Singh Brar, said, “I will personally inquire into the matter and take suitable action.” — TNS
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