ISLAMABAD - The employees of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) comprising both teaching and non-teaching staff who have not received salary for the past 10 months due to mismanagement on the part of the directorate are still struggling hard for the payments, as the promises made by the ministry officials remain unfulfilled. More than 400 contract teachers of different subjects, it is learnt, want their salaries and regularisation of their services while the directorate has yet to receive funds from the AGPR for the teachers and non-teaching staff as the AGPR has stopped releasing the salary grants to them raising various objections. The teachers remarked that they have taken out protest rallies and met ministry and FDE officials time and again but they have yet to receive their salaries. They informed that the deadline given by the ministry and FDE officials to release grants and arrears to the teachers ended on March 15 but so far no development has been made in this regard. The FDE has failed to solve its internal problems and after every 15 days we see a new Director General at the office. How can the directorate solve the problems of its employees, a teacher lamented while talking to TheNation. It has been learnt that the Accountant General of Pakistan Revenues (AGPR) has stopped the salaries of the teachers and non-teaching staff, as the posts were not created properly and the AGPR has no record regarding the posts. The teachers of different subjects including Computer, Science, English and non-teaching staff were appointed in different schools and colleges without following the rules and proper creation of posts by the directorate and they have never been regularised despite working for years. The contracts of some employees have been ended and not renewed by the directorate but they have been working on verbal assurance of directorate officials. We were appointed in November 2008 on contract basis and after one year our contracts were being extended by the directorate but never regularised. We have not been getting salaries since June 2009, said Sumaira, a teacher who teaches English at FG Junior Middle Model School F-7/1. We appeal to the Secretary Education and Prime Ministers Advisor on Education Sardar Assef Ahmed Ali to help release our salaries as we have been teaching without salaries for many months. We have not been getting anything in return. Instead we are paying heavy price for doing the job, remarked another female teacher.