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Published on Wed, 14 Feb, 2018 Both


IMPHAL, 13th FEBRUARY, 2018 (DIPR):Deputy Chief Minister Shri YumnamJoykumar Singh has informed the Manipur Legislative Assembly today that pending salaries of teachers under Autonomous District Council (ADCs) will be released after the ongoing audit process is over.

Intervening Tribal Affairs Minister’s reply to a Calling Attention Motion moved by Opposition Member Shri Kh. Joykishan Singh on non-payment of teacher’s salary under ADCs, Shri Joykumar Singh who is also in-charge of Finance portfolio said, there has been abnormal excess in expenditure with respect to payment of salaries for the teachers in the current financial year. He said, around 15.67 crores of rupees were spending per month in the last financial year 2016- 17 regarding their salaries payment. But in this current financial year, around 33 crores of rupees per month have been spending in the last 7-8 months i.e. almost double timesfrom previous year spending almost 233.72 crores. But, only Rs. 247.77 crores has been earmarked in the current financial year for their payment. Therefore, excess authorisation is needed for the purpose and Government will look into it.

Deputy Chief Minister further informed the House that an Audit team headed by Commissioner (Taxes) Shri HrishikeshModak with Deputy Secretary (TA & Hills) Smt. Maibam Kamala Devi and Under Secretary (Finance) Shri L. Fimate as members has been instituted to look into the excess in expenditure regarding the salary payment. The team will thoroughly investigate of how such excess has been appeared and after the audit is over, Government will look into their findings and if any irregularity is found, necessary action will be initiated against those who are responsible for the same and also pending salary payment will be made.

Earlier, replying the motion, Tribal Affairs & Hills Minister Shri Kayisii informed the House that his department has already approached for excess authorisation to the Finance department to clear the pending salaries of teachers and once the authorisation is granted and audit process is over, pending salaries will be cleared.

Raising the motion, Shri Kh. Joykishan Singh drew the attention of the concerned minister to clear the pending salaries of teachers at the earliest so that their grievances can be addressed. (DIPR)