TURA, June 10 - The All Garo Hills SSA 4th Teachers� Association yesterday met Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma seeking redressal of their long pending demands.
Association members highlighted the issue of �Equal pay for equal work� and sought regularisation of their services.
�This is the fifth time that we have highlighted the matter, three times to the CM and twice to the Education Minister. However, nothing fruitful has come up in the matter till now�, said the secretary of the Association, J Sangma. According to the memo, the teachers have sought parity of salary in comparison to the other three teachers based on the fact that the work being done by them was equal while their qualification was also the same.
�The three teachers are paid an amount of Rs 20,493 per month, whereas we are paid only Rs 12,000 since 2017. Earlier, since 2013, the three teachers were paid Rs 9,990 while we only got Rs 6,000. This is grossly unfair and we request an immediate enhancement of our salaries to match with the other teachers,� said the memo.
The teachers also sought regularisation of their services. �There are 1,521, 4th SSA teachers in the State who have been serving for prolonged periods. These teachers have the requisite qualification even at the time of their appointment. We would also ask you to consider our request to make our services regular,� said the memo.