By Our Reporter | Shillong, June 07, 2018:
Continuing with their demand, the adhoc school teachers of Meghalaya have again urged upon the State Government to also include them in the deficit pattern.
“We would like the Government to fulfill our demands at the earliest,” FAMASTA president, Ms B Kharumnuid told reporters after meeting the Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma in his office chamber here on Thursday.
The delegation of the Federation of All Meghalaya Adhoc Secondary Teachers association (FAMASTA) today met the Chief Minister to impress upon the State Government on the need to include the adhoc school teachers in the deficit pattern.
She said the Chief Minister has assured the delegation that their demand will be looked into and will also be taken up with the education department.
In the memorandum, the association pointed out that in the past the government of Meghalaya used to include a number of Adhoc Grant-in aid schools under deficit system. During the tenure of Late PA Sangma as Chief Minister, 60 Adhoc Schools were brought under deficit system. Later in 1991, the then government under Late BB Lyngdoh banned the system and kept it in abeyance.
According to the memorandum, the adhoc teachers at present are receiving Rs. 20, 000 per month per head which the association termed it as unjustified compared to the salary of the deficit school teachers.
The teacher association also requested the government to eliminate discrepancy between Adhoc and Deficit School teachers.
“We demand equal pay for equal work and expect that soon all adhoc school will be upgraded to deficit pattern,” Kharumnuid said.
The total number of Adhoc Secondary school both planned and non-planned totals to 434 and the number of teachers totals to 2978.