SHILLONG: The All Meghalaya SSA School Teachers’ Association (AMSSASTA) sought the Intervention of the Governor, Tathagata Roy, in resolution of their grievances regarding irregular payment of salaries and non-clearance of arrear dues etc.
Speaking to reporters, general secretary of the association, Defender Lamare said, “The Governor was shocked to hear that the salary for the last five months had not been released and we informed him of the pending eight months arrears.”
“We also informed him that we would not accept the recapping of Project Approval Board (PAB). In case of recapping, the state government should fill up the gap to ensure we receive our salary as it was,” he said.
With regard to irregularity in payment of salary, the Governor has assured the association that he will take up the matter with the state government and the central government.
Lamare said that the association members urged the Governor to see that the salary of the teachers should be maintained as e-transfer, in which salaries should be transferred directly to the teacher’s account number.
The association urged the Governor to take up the matter regarding the pension scheme for the SSA Teachers which will be for the welfare and interest of retired teachers.
“The Governor said he would be able to discuss the matter with the state and the central government,” Lamare said.