From A Reporter
SHILLONG, April 24: Following the conclusion of the black flag week called by the Meghalaya SSA School Association (MSSASA), on April 19, which ended today, president of the teacher’s body Aristotle C Rymbai has announced that the proposed three-day hunger strike by all SSA teachers scheduled to start from April 26-28 has been temporally suspended.
The association has taken the decision to suspend their agitation base on an RTI report received on April 24, on their demand which indicates that everything is proceeding as they have discussed with officers of the educatiol department.
Rymbai informed that as per the RTI report from the office of the State Project Director, SEMAM it revealed that the current fund available with the state government to release new salary and arrears to 12481 SSA teachers from September 1, 2016 is around Rs. 21.84 crore and the government is awaiting the 2nd Instalment from the central government so that the disburse the new salary and arrears in which the Meghalaya government need Rs. 100 crore plus as was agreed by the Project Approval Board (PAB) 2016-17 Department of Human Resource Development (HRD), Government of India.
The teacher’s body has informed that in the coming days they will soon meet Deborah Marak Minister of School Education and Literacy including Roshan Warjri Minister, Higher and Technical Education to discuss on their issues.