The Garo Hills Deficit School Teachers’ and Employees’ Association, (GHDSTEA) has reiterated its five point demand for the State government to fulfill before Christmas.
Welcoming the cabinet decision to set up the State Education Commission which is expected to usher in an era of change and revolution in the education sector, the deficit school teachers are however apprehensive about the future of their lives and families.
“We would like to remind the Hon’ble Chief Minister that our long pending demands in conjunction with the Khasi-Jaiñtia Deficit School Teachers’ Association (KJDSTA) have fallen on deaf ears. This happened despite the several rounds of talks and meetings with the government and the repeated promises and assurances,” GHDSTEA president James D Shira in a statement said.
The demands of the deficit school teachers include payment of pending arrear dues of the revised pay, enhancement of DCRG from Rs. 3 lakhs to Rs. 10 lakhs, implementation of Modified ACPS, service rules and social security benefits of the retired school teachers.
“Unfortunately, none of the above said demands have been met with which shows the callousness and lackadaisical attitude of the government towards our plight and apathy,” Shira said urging the chief minister to fulfill their demands and release their pending salaries at the earliest before Christmas.