The All Meghalaya SSA 4th Teachers Association met Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma during his visit to Kharkutta in North Garo Hills and submitted a memorandum seeking the fulfillment of their long-pending demands.
The teachers detailed the state of affairs wherein they continue receiving a lower salary as compared to other regular SSA teachers despite doing the same amount of work.
SSA 4th teachers are paid by the state while the other three grades are paid for by the central government. While the centrally sponsored teachers draw an amount of Rs 20,493, the 4th teachers are only paid a stipend of Rs 12,000 by the state. Their salaries are paid on a quarterly basis.
The 4th teachers have been demanding the same pay as that of the other SSA assistant teachers.
“As the nature of the work is the same, we too deserve the same salary as that of the centrally paid assistant teachers,” said the memo to the CM.
The teachers have continued to demand equal salaries since 2017 when the salaries of SSA teachers were enhanced from Rs 9,000 to Rs 20,493. However, despite repeated requests to provide similar salaries, nothing has been done on the matter.