The Eid festival of 41 teachers and staffers of a college in Chirirbandar upazila of Dinajpur has been somber for the non-payment of salaries and festival bonus as the chairman of the college's managing committee did not sign the documents on time.
Karenthat Degree College in the upazila has 28 teachers and 13 staffers, said the principal.
Jalal Uddin Mazumdar, principal of the college, said the teachers and staffers of his colleagues have been passing a hard day as they are totally dependent on their monthly salaries.
The teachers and staffers had to celebrate a somber Eid festival this year, he said.
Hasibul Hasan, the chairman of the college's managing committee, denied signing the relevant documents for the salary and festival bonus on May 5 to disburse the salaries of the teachers and staffers, he also said.
The college needs Tk 10.08 lakh for the monthly payment while Tk 2.09 lakh was already credited to the bank account as festival bonus.
Unfortunately, the payment could not be made timely as the chairman refused to give his signature on the documents.
As the teachers and staffers of the college had put pressure on the principal, then the principal and 12 other senior teachers went to the residence of Hasibul Hasan to get his signature on May 12 and pleaded him to give his signature, but he again refused.
The principal, however, said he does not know the reason why the chairman refused to sign the documents.
Contacted, Hasibul Hasan denied explaining the reason behind the incident.
However, he confirmed that he gave his signature finally on the relevant documents recently, and teachers and staffers will get their payment within a day or two.