In the month of October, after creating the new posts of district education officer (DEO) for primary, secondary and private schools, staff such as assistant and junior assistant were transferred to the new office. However, the details of the newly-transferred staff were not uploaded on the Integrated Financial and Human Resource Management System or IFHRMS software. Due to this, close to 1500 education staff in Tamil Nadu failed to receive their salary for the month of October and November. After repeated complaints, the administration has not taken any step in the matter.
For the past two years, the state education staff in Tamil Nadu have been receiving their salary through the IFHRMS. The salary gets credited to the employees’ salary account at the start of every month, automatically.
Since employees have not been receiving salary for two consecutive months, some have missed paying their EMIs (equated monthly instalments). One of the staff shares with the media that he had to borrow Rs 10,000 to pay his EMI for his personal loan.
The media tried to seek clarification from K Nandakumar, school education commissioner but did not receive any response.
The association of education staff planned to stage a protest on December 05.