Meghalaya: Teachers’ body seeks Guv’s intervention over pending salaries
TURA | SEPT 21, 2020:
The All Garo Hills SSA School Teachers' Association (AGHSSASTA) has submitted a petition to the Governor seeking his intervention over the delay in the release of their pending salaries.
In a letter sent to the Governor through the East Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, the AGHSSASTA informed that the teachers did not receive their salaries in the last four months.
"We requested the authorities in August to release the dues. The government through a verbal statement promised to release our salaries once the PAB for 20-21 was released. The PAB has been released since July, but our situation remains the same," said the teachers.
The teachers further asserted that SSA teachers across the country were being paid regular salaries, but in their case, the situation was different.
"When the project is similar across the country, why is there a difference in the regularity of payment of salaries? We have been suffering economically, physically and mentally over our salary delay," stated the teachers.