Tura, Oct 30, 2017: The All Garo Hills SSA School Teachers Association (AGHSSSTA) have threatened to go on an agitation over pending salaries and arrears that are due while also submitting a petition to the CM, Dr Mukul Sangma regarding their grievances and seeking their addressal.
The decision was taken recently during 6th annual conference of the teachers of the association in the town of Ampati in South West Garo Hills.
“We have resolved to agitate if the government fails to release the pending arrears and three months salary within the first week of November,” said president of the AGHSSASTA SB Sangma.
Earlier the petition of the teachers to the CM had sought for an increase in remuneration from the current levels to about Rs 35-40 thousand per month. The association also sought the upcoming D.El.Ed exams to be made offline due to problems of network connectivity in the region while also seeking regular monthly payment of salaries to get over the economic hardships faced by them.
“We petitioned for the creation of offline centres keeping in mind the problems faced by teachers in remote areas. We have also sought equal pay for the 4th teacher appointed in SSA UP Schools (the 4th teacher is paid by the state) as the work and pains undertaken by them are the same as the other teachers,” added general secretary, Benison Ch Marak.
The teachers have sought an increase in remuneration owing the increase in living costs. Further the association thanked the Tura MP, Conrad K Sangma for helping the association during its need.