Meghalaya teachers demand regularisation before being given electoral duty
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Meghalaya teachers demand regularisation before being given electoral duty

The teachers stated they are being given electoral duties and it would hamper their original duties of ensuring regular and complete education—a role they are duty-bound to as teachers.

TURA:

The All Garo Hills SSA School Teachers’ Association (AGHSSASTA) has sought the regularisation of their services before being given duties for the upcoming Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) election in Meghalaya on Wednesday.

The GHADC election is slated for April 9.

In a memo sent to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), the teachers stated they are being given electoral duties and it would hamper their original duties of ensuring regular and complete education—a role they are duty-bound to as teachers.

“Teachers engaged in election duties are distracted from performing their duties because of which the annual curriculum cannot be completed. Further, the SSA teachers are contractual or non regularised. We should not be deputed in election duties as salaries are irregular in meeting our domestic needs,” said the teachers through the memo.

The AGHSSASTA further felt that if they were to be deputed for elections, their jobs needed to be regularised.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)

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