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Meghalaya| Good news for deficit school teachers; new pay scale to be implemented next month

By Our Reporter | Shillong, June 08, 2018

The Meghalaya Cabinet today decided to implement the 5th pay revision to the deficit school teachers of the State with effective from July 1, 2018.

“The deficit teachers will be getting the new pay scale from next month,” Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui told media persons after the Cabinet meeting today.

He further said that the arrears will be paid to the deficit teachers in four installments with 25 percent each.

Revealing the financial involvement, Education Minister said that the additional fund which is required for implementation of the new pay revision is Rs 84 crore.

“The Government would need an amount of Rs 126 crore for payment of the arrears from January 1, 2017 to June 01, 2018,” Rymbui said adding that the department will work out with the Finance Minister for payment of the first installment of the arrears.

On the number of deficit teachers in the State, Education Minister informed that in the deficit secondary school, the total number of non-teaching school is 322 while the teaching staff is 1921.

In the deficit higher secondary school, Rymbui informed that the total number of teaching staff is 129 and the number of non-teaching staff is 57.

He further informed the total number of teaching staff in the deficit pattern 85 while the total number of non-teaching staff is 17.

Replying to a query, he said that as of now, the State Government is spending around Rs 278.39 crore on the salaries of the deficit schools annually.

“With the implementation of the new pay, the Government will be spending more than 300 crore plus annually on the salaries,” Education Minister said.

ICSE, ISC Board Result 2018 declared; Pine Mount School records 100 pc pass percentage

NEW DELHI | May 14, 2018

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) declared the results for Class 10 and 12 on May 14, 2018.
ICSE results recorded a pass percentage of 98.5%, while 96.21% students cleared the ISC exam. Swayam Das from Mumbai was the ICSE all-India topper with a score 99.4%. Seven students have topped the ISC exam with an identical score of 99.5%.

The candidates can visit the official website – or to check their result.

Meghalaya: Pine Mount School records 100 pc pass percentage in ICSE as well as ISC 2018 examinations

Here is the list of toppers from Pine Mount School, Shillong:






This year, the ICSE board examinations began on February 26 and ended on April 12, while the ISC exams began on February 7 and ended on April 4.

Girls secured higher pass percentage – 97.63 while boys achieved 94.96%. More than 81,000 candidates took the ISC Class 12 boards exam this year. Around 1.84 lakh students appeared for the ICSE Class 10 board exam


Superstitious belief leads to murder of man, assault of 2 in Garo Hills, police arrest 5 culprits

From Our Correspondent

Tura, April 17, 2018

They say time and tide waits for no man but as time progresses, it become important for people to keep up with the changing times. But this is not the case with certain areas of Garo Hills where people are still attacked and ostracized on superstitious charges of witch-hunting.

In what will come across as a huge tragedy, a family was completely devastated after at least 4 persons attacked their house near the village of Chima Impel in North Garo Hills (NGH) on the suspicion of practicing witchcraft. The attack left the 68-year-old father dead while his wife and pregnant daughter are in critical condition.

The incident occurred last night at about 10:30 pm in the village of Sari Awe, which falls under the Dainadubi outpost. Upon receiving information of the incident, police arrested 5 people including three brothers from one family for the murder and assault.

According to police sources, one of the family members of the assaulter was apparently sick for quite a while leading to them thinking the same was the doing of black magic.

“It seems one of the family members dreamt that the victims were the ones responsible for the prolonged illness of their loved one. They immediately got together and went to the victim’s house at night,” said SP of NGH, Dalton Marak.

The suspects entered the house of the victim, Poding Momin (68) his wife, Sening Sangma (65), their pregnant daughter as well as their young son. While the son managed to escape the group, the other three had to take the brunt of the beating leading to the death of Poding. His wife and daughter are said to be critical.

“Police received information this morning on the incident and a team from Dainadubi went in search of the suspects, arresting five people. We are trying to ascertain as to whether the 5th person was also involved in the crime,” added the SP.

The four whose names have been provided by the police are Peneth Marak (43), Polbit A Momin (24), Golits A Momin (18), and Rajiv A Momin, 34 (the last three named are brothers).

“They were arrested this morning at 7 am,” added Dalton.

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SBI Recruitment 2018: Bank invites applications for 2000 PO vacancies; get details here

NEW DELHI, April 23, 2018: The State Bank of India (SBI) has invited applications to fill 2,000 probationary officers vacancies across its various branches. Interested candidates can read the notification on the official website of the bank to check their eligibility.

The online registration of application begins from Saturday, April 21, and the last date for applying is May 13, 2018. Interested and eligible candidates can only apply online.

The examination will be held in three phases – preliminary examination, main examination and group exercise and interview. The candidates who are shortlisted after preliminary examination will have to appear for main examination. The candidates shortlisted after the main examination will be called for group exercises and interview.

Candidates are advised to regularly follow the SBI website ( or for details and updates. Candidates are advised to take a printout of their online application form after submitting the application.

Source: The Hindustan Times

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Govt. requires additional funds of over Rs 100 cr to pay SSA teachers’ salaries

Shillong: Newly sworn-in Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma addresses a press conference in Shillong, Meghalaya on Tuesday. PTI Photo (PTI3_6_2018_000189B)

By Our Reporter | Shillong, Sept 05, 2018: 

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday said that the State Government is facing an uphill task to mobilize additional funds for payment of the salaries of the SSA teachers in the State.

NEHU rank improves in NIRF India Rankings 2019


SHILLONG | April 09, 2019:

The North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong is ranked 39 in the University category and 62 in the Overall category in the National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) rankings for Indian educational institutes.

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