TURA | June 10, 2019:
The All Garo Hills 4th Teachers’ Association on Sunday met Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma highlighting the various grievances faced by the teachers over the years.
Association members also highlighted the issue of ‘Equal pay for equal work’ besides seeking regularization of their services – demand that they have been making since long.
“This is the fifth time that we have highlighted the matter, 3 times to the CM and twice to the education minister. However nothing fruitful has come up on the matter till now. We are just hoping that the state understands the problems we are facing and acts on the matter,” said the secretary of the association, J Sangma.
According to the memo, the teachers sought parity of salary in comparison to the other 3 teachers based on the fact that the work being done by them was equal while their qualification was also the same.
“The 3 teachers are paid an amount of Rs 20493 per month whereas we are paid only Rs 12,000 since 2017. Earlier since 2013 the 3 teachers were paid Rs 9990 while we only got Rs 6000. This is grossly unfair and we request an immediate enhancement of our salaries to match with the other teachers,” said the memo to the CM.
Furthermore, the teachers sought regularization of their services.
“There are 1521, 4th SSA teachers in the state who have been serving for prolonged periods. These teachers have the requisite qualification even at the time of their appointment. We would also ask you to consider our request to make our services regular,” said the memo.