There isn’t a single education institute in Rawalpindi that has a better reputation in producing good results in Federal Board Exams than Fauji Foundation. Having a strict screening process before awarding admission and housing the best, most senior teaching cadre in the field – Fauji Foundation has occupied the status of being the first priority for matriculation and FSC students particularly.
However, the things have started to get sour between the administration and teaching staff after the admin has proposed to slash the salaries. The reservations of the teachers have been a massive concern for the institute, hampering its qualitative functioning ever since Lt Gen Syed Tariq Nadeem Gilani, HI (M) (Retd) took charge as MD Fauji Foundation on 10th January 2018.
The teachers have since then been peacefully protesting against the unexplained yet drastic cut in their salaries. Reportedly the administration has planned to revise contracts of teachers in about 90 schools, shrinking salaries from Rs 50,000 to Rs 15,000 per month – making it almost impossible for them to keep their kitchens functioning.
Speaking to a local media source, a teacher said that the sudden cut in pays will make life difficult for them, especially when they are in that phase of life where they are no more eligible for any other government job due to age factor.
“Some teachers are getting over Rs50,000 but the new policy will reduce their salaries without any reason. It will be difficult for them to run their kitchens” – said a senior teacher, wishing to stay anonymous.
Asif Mahmood, a renowned columnist, rose the issue on this social media space calling the move extremely condemnable and unjustified. He also called MD Gen Gilani to tell if his own salary has been similarly deducted as well. Here is what he had to say:
The social media community also agreed with his statement, saying that teachers should be provided maximum benefit but in Pakistan, their insignificant salaries are further being cut to half.
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