Meghalaya: KJDSTA gives govt two-week deadline to implement Fifth Pay Commission


From Our Correspondent | SHILLONG, May 22, 2018

The Khasi Jaintia Deficit School Teacher's Association (KJDSTA) has given the Meghalaya government a two-week deadline to implement the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission.

"If the Government fails to comply to our demands by June 3 then we would resort to agitations from the following day (June 4)," the Khasi Jaintia Deficit School Teacher's Association (KJDSTA) president told newsmen while addressing a press conference here on Monday.

He added that the Action Committee, constituted during a meeting held on May 19, had been tasked with the job of deciding on the nature of the agitations which would be held in a phase manner across the state.

The KJDSTA president said that despite the assurance to fulfill their demands within a span of ten days, it is really unfortunate that the state government is yet to take a call on this matter.
"As per the information, the last Cabinet meeting has not been able to take any decision to our demand to extend the benefits of the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission even to the deficit school teachers right from the primary level upto the higher secondary level," Nongsiang said.

Replying to a query, the KJDSTA president said that there is a total of 6886 deficit school teachers in the state as per the latest official figures.

When asked on the financial implications to be incurred by the State Government for implementing of the new pay scale, he said that he does not have the details on the financial implications adding that the burden to be incurred by the government would not be a huge one.

According to Nongsiang, the deficit school teachers are also demanding the need to extend the pension benefits to the school teachers which had been lying pending for a long time.