Staff quarters of the government-run Pine Mount School are being occupied by either retired or non-employees, the Malki unit of the Federation of Khasi, Jaiñtia and Garo People (FKJGP) claimed today.
“We saw with our own eyes that these non-staff are occupying the quarters,” FKJGP Malki unit President Wilfortis Lyngdoh said after inspecting the campus.
There are four such staff houses that are occupied by such people, he added.
He also complained that there are many non-tribals who are engaged in construction work on campus and said the pressure group has urged the contractors to engage local labourers instead.
School Principal Aiom Ksiar Diengdoh said that, as far as she was aware, all those staying living in the staff quarters are employees of Pine Mount but that she will inquire into whether there are any non-staff members.
Any retired staff living on campus are doing so because they have not received all of their pending dues yet, she added.
Diengdoh refused to be drawn into the issue of the non-tribal labourers, saying that they were hired by the contractors.