A delegation from the Meghalaya SSA Schools Association (MSSASA) met Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong and officials from the Education Department to discuss various issues.
SSA teachers have been in and out of the news over demands for their salaries – often delayed by several months – to be paid more regularly.
Today was the third meeting between the two parties and MSSASA president Aristotle C Rymbai described it as “very positive”.
Discussions revolved around long pending demands of the teachers, including implementation of a quarterly system for regular payment of salaries and to constitute a State Education Commission to address other grievances of the SSA teachers.
Tynsong told them that the work for the latter has been completed and all that remains is to get approval from the cabinet, which should come by the first week of November.
The Deputy CM also assured the association that he will follow up on the demand to release salaries for September to November before Christmas.