SSA teachers halts stir after CM’s assurance

SHILLONG: The All Meghalaya SSA School Teachers’ Association (AMSSASA) decided to halt their sit-in demonstration after getting an assurance from the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on the demand to release their pending salaries for four months.

Addressing reporters on Saturday, president of the association, L. Marngar said, “The Chief Minister has asked us to be patient.”

Marngar said the association had given an ultimatum till August 20 to the state government to release the salary. He added that the salary of the Upper Primary teachers were reduce to Rs 20, 000 from Rs 20, 413 while that of Lower Primary teachers was reduced to Rs 15, 000 from Rs 19,044.

Since, the funding pattern is 90:10; the state government is expected to bear the remaining expenses.



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