From Our Correspondent | Tura, June 30, 2018:
Irked by the deduction made by the bank from the current accounts of SSA schools in Garo Hills, the leaders of All Garo Hills Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan School Teachers’ Association (AGHSSASTA) today submitted a memorandum to the Asst. General Manager (AGM) of SBI, Tura Chandmari urging him to look into this matter at the earliest.
“Mid Day Meal (MDM) funds, school maintenance grant, teaching and learning materials funds, cook salaries and even school teachers’ salaries have seen deduction from the school joint current accounts for account keeping charges. We requested the AGM to direct the branch managers not to deduct from the schools current A/Cs or else to change the same to joint savings bank accounts,” said president of AGHSSASTA.
The association strongly demanded to change the school current accounts to savings bank account with immediate affect so that those affected do not have to suffer such deductions.
They further appealed to the state government to initiate the process of moving over for the greater cause of school teachers.