Meghalaya: SSA teachers threaten to stir if govt fails to clear pending salary


SHILLONG | Nov 12:

The Meghalaya Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Association has threatened to hit the streets if the state government fails to release their three months pending salary on or before November 18.

It was informed that 5814 lower primary teachers and 6727 upper primary teachers working under 'Samagra Shiksha' are facing hardship due to non release of their salary which has remained pending for three months — August, September and October of the current academic year.

In a letter sent to the Principal Secretary incharge education department today, the association aired their grievances.

"We are being pressurised from all angles apart to manage our family daily needs and requirements, some teachers have to borrow money from other sources for hospital bills, medical bills and so on," said MSSASA president Aristotle C Rymbai.


He further pointed out that with the academic session of the schools in Meghalaya almost coming to an end (by mid-December), Rymbai said "Teachers are getting pressure from school authorities to pay their kids' tuition fees within this month which has put teachers into depression."

Informing the decision of the general executive meeting of the MSSASA Central body which was held on November 8, Rymbai said the meeting resolved to request the state government to look into the matter and release the salary on or before November 18 failing of which they will be left with no other option but to come out to the street.