SHILLONG, Sept 13 - Meghalaya Cabinet has decided to extend retirement benefits to lower primary school teachers of non-government deficit schools.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said after the meeting recently, similar retirement benefits are already available to upper primary, secondary and higher secondary school teachers from deficit non-government schools. �So we thought of extending these benefits to lower primary school teachers of non-government deficit schools,� he said.
The Cabinet also approved the Meghalaya Value Added Tax (VAT) Act to ensure revenue collection from sale of coal and limestone from both private and public limited companies.
The Cabinet also decided to replace the Meghalaya Local Administration (Empowerment of Traditional Institutions, Traditional Bodies, and Headmen in Governance and Public Delivery System) Ordinance, 2015, with an alternative Bill.
The decision was taken after opposition against the Ordinance from several quarters. Sangma said, after the draft Bill is prepared by concerned departments, it would be placed before a political forum for wider discussion and approval.