Jaipur: Present and retired staff of College of Rajasthan are protesting exterior the vice-chancellor’s workplace for over a month towards deductions in pension and retirement advantages, mentioned staff on Saturday.
The deductions are being made as restoration of extra wage paid to round 1,100 staff, which was revealed in a current fund audit report of the state authorities, mentioned officers.
These staff embody library workers, ministerial workers and group-4 workers amongst others. An audit report carried out by the state authorities in April 2022 talked about that the staff had been paid greater than the usual pay scale. The deduction ranges from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 7 lakh in pension and retirement advantages and would gather an add-on curiosity of 9%. They had been appointed nearly 20 years in the past and out of the 1,100 staff, 800 have already retired. In Could, 11 staff retired with deductions made of their funds.
Hanuman Singh, one of many protesters, mentioned, “The surplus quantity was paid to the staff by the College as a consequence of a precept calculation error, which was additional accepted by the Syndicate and Higher Administration of College.”
The protesters are demanding that the college should refund the quantity of restoration constructed from the retired staff, to cease the re-fixation and to pay gratuity and different advantages to one of many former staff who handed away just lately.
Mohammad Mustafa, vice-president of the Rajasthan College Retired Staff Affiliation, mentioned, “Roughly Rs 2 lakh had been deducted from the retirement advantages of Jagdish Meena posthumously. The college didn’t notify us or give us any sort of deduction discover beforehand. We had been working as per our responsibility, why are we being punished now as a consequence of a calculation error.”
In the meantime, Neelima Takshak, registrar of College of Rajasthan mentioned, “We’re following orders of a particular audit carried out by the Native Fund Audit division and state authorities of Rajasthan, which in 2017-18 had said that Rs 11 crore is to be recovered from these staff and through the years, the restoration quantity has elevated to Rs 14 crore. It’s because these staff acquired irregular inflated salaries.”