SHILLONG, Aug 18 � More than 500 adhoc college teachers under the umbrella of the Meghalaya College Teachers Association (MCTA) today resorted to a �ceasework� in protest against the government�s delay in implementing the revised pay and arrears.
�The MCTA has submitted several petitions to the government regarding the issues concerning the college teachers. The government failed to address the grievances despite several deadlines given to it. In the last meeting with us on June 17, the education minister sought a month�s time, but no response has come till now. The government is just buying time and sitting over the issues,� MCTA general secretary Eureka Lyngdoh said.
The MCTA maintained that the agitations are being organized after the State Government did not pay any heed to their grievances despite giving several deadlines.
Lyngdoh said that the association would again resort to agitations by ceasing their teaching duties and observing black flag day on August 24 and August 25 and would also take out a rally on the September 5.
The association is demanding implementation of the revised pay scales as per the state�s fourth pay commission for the teachers in ad hoc grant-in-aid colleges and release of arrears for the college teachers. � PTI