SHILLONG, July 31 - Teachers of Government-aided schools in Meghalaya staged a demonstration here on Friday demanding provincialisation of their jobs.
The teachers under the banner of Joint Action Committee of All Teachers� Association of Meghalaya (JACATAM) have been holding demonstrations in different areas of the city.
�We demand that the Government should provintialise services of teachers from primary level to the higher secondary level serving in government-aided schools,� ED Nongsiang , JACATAM chairman said.
JACATAM has been making this demand for provicialisation of services of teachers for the past few years. There are 4,770 government-aided schools and 14,000 teachers in the State.
�We want the Government to engage with the school managements and work under a Public-Private-Partnership mode for the benefit of the teachers,� Nongsiang added.
JACATAM threatened to continue their agitation if the Government did not hold a discussion over their demand.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Education, RC Laloo said that the Government needs to first have a discussion with the managing committees of schools regarding the teachers� demand.
Laloo said the teachers have lots of demands, and the �most difficult is the demand for provincialisation of the services.�
He stated the Government has always kept in mind the welfare of the teachers and therefore it has increased the salaries of ad-hoc school teachers by 100 per cent a few days ago.