Friday, 27 November 2015
“‘Friends of Faculty’ ― How to Redress Your Grievance When Cheated by Your College by not Paying Your Salary?” ―Professor M.S.Rao
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Were you cheated by the management of your college where you served loyally for some years? Did your employer betray you after utilizing your services by not paying your salary of your last serving month? Were you sent out of your employment by your employer disgracefully? Are you in financial hardships due to the non-receipt of payment from your employer? Do you want to understand the procedure to get your last month salary from private colleges or educational institutions in India? Then this post is for you.
I served as a professor in various colleges and I have my own bitter experiences with some notorious owners/managements who tried to cheat me by not paying my last month salary. But they failed miserably due to my ethical and legal fight. Here is a tentative procedure to get your last month salary in a fair, legal and ethical manner from private pharmacy, medical and engineering colleges in India.
First prepare a draft of your grievance with all details of your association with your college with facts and figures. Enclose the scanned copies of all your certificates and evidences. Send your grievance to ‘grievance cell’ to the university with which your college is affiliated. You can also send it to the Registrar and Vice Chancellor of the university. You send it to All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Delhi which is a regulating body. You can also send your grievance to Human Rights Commission as your family in financial hardships due to non-receipt of your salary from your employer. Keep all copies of your complaints for future reference. If you have sent emails, keep a copy of each one in a separate folder to track it easily. Wait for two to three weeks for their response. If there is no response, you send them reminders by referring your previous letters and emails for their follow-up. If you send hard copies, make sure that you send them by courier or registered post from Indian postal department. I am sure you will get a positive response and salary from your employer. There is a probability that your employer might have connections with some of the officials and bribe them. But remember, most officials are really good. They empathize with you and fight on your behalf and instruct the cheating college to pay your salary. In the meanwhile, your employer might come up with false charges against you to invent excuses for non-payment of salary with higher officials. Most of the officials are aware of fictitious charges by these notorious owners and employers. They know that these are gimmicks to defend themselves and put you on further troubles. Don’t give up due to fictitious charges. Fight to the finish. Remember, truth alone triumphs (Satyameva Jayate).
After you receive your salary, thank the people who played crucial roles to get your salary. Have an attitude of gratitude. Also, help other employees who have been cheated like you by their employers. Provide them direction and give them hope. People often think ‘what is in it for me’ which is very wrong. We humans must help one another during problems to build a better world.
For every problem there are multiple solutions. Don’t excessively brood over the problems. Always explore options and take immediate action to fight for your rights. Don’t suffer silently.
Be persistent with your approach. Don’t attack the individuals but attack only the issues during your ethical fight. Follow the procedure meticulously and be patient. You will definitely get your salary and overcome your financial hardships and depression. Above all, you stand taller like a leader and role model for others.
"Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds." ― Franklin Roosevelt
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