DIMAPUR, Feb 15 � The Hindi teachers of Nagaland will launch their first phase of agitation by boycotting classes from February 16 in protest against non-payment of their salary for more than six months. They have also threatened to launch second phase of agitation if the State government fails to pay their salary.
The decision to this effect was taken at an emergency meeting in Kohima on Friday, the All Nagaland Aggrieved Hindi Teachers Association said in a statement.
�In view of the acute hardship faced by aggrieved teachers and families, the All Nagaland Aggrieved Hindi Teachers Association has decided to bunk classes starting from February 16 2015,� the release stated.
The association, at the meeting, discussed the issue of pending salary and issues relating to the 6th revised pay and arrears benefits. �If the pay is not released by February 17, 2015, the association will start fresh agitation from February 18, 2015,� the release said.
The government�s failure to live up to its promises of resolving the issue of pending salary within January 31 to release the 6th revised pay scale with the arrears and benefits shall not be tolerated anymore, the association asserted.
The association has also taken strong note of the non-release of pay for six months leading to acute hardship of teachers and their families, the release said.