SHILLONG: MLA of Phulbari constituency and chairman of Meghalaya Forest Corporation Limited SG Ematur Mominin has made an assurance the he will convey the issues and problems of deficit school teachers of the State to the MDA government and Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.
Ematur Mominin told that this present government under the leadership of Conrad Sangma is very much concerned about the problems of deficit school teachers in the State.
He was speaking as the chief guest at the 29th Annual Conference of Garo Hills Deficit School Teachers and Employees (GHDSTEA) on Friday held at JN Higher Secondary School, Phulbari.
“Since the job of teachers are respected by the society, the government should fulfill the genuine pending demands of the deficit teachers of the State,” Mominin said.
Meanwhile, Babu Kular Khongjirem, the president of KJDSTA while speaking as the guest of honour, lamented that in spite of the salary sanction order issued by the Director of School Education and Literacy (DSEL) to all DSEOs for the months of September to November, 2019, it is shameful that the treasury and the banks have not given payment to teachers due to non-availability of government funds.
“How can the government issue sanction orders to all schools without money?” he wondered.
He also urged the government to make instrumental the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission in letter and spirit including extension of pension benefits, raising the DCRG to Rs 10 lakh at par with government employees and particularly the early release of second instalment of pending revised pay before Christmas this year.
He also urged the MDA government that if it is serious for quality education in the State, it should implement the pending benefits for deficit teachers.
ED Nongsiang, the president of retired deficit school teachers of the State, reminded the State Government to extend all the retired benefit schemes to deficit teachers.