Meghalaya CM Sangma to consider teachers’ demand for pay hike


Shillong: As the Federation of All School Teachers of Meghalaya (FASTOM) continues to demand an increase in its salaries, Meghalaya Chief Minister Konrad K. Sangma said on Tuesday that no immediate decision has been taken due to its financial implications. Can be taken

Sangma said it was a long-pending issue with huge financial implications amounting to hundreds of crores.
Sangma said that all aspects have to be looked into and therefore it is not an easy decision.

The Chief Minister further said that he had met ad hoc teachers several times in the past and had similar discussions. Sangma said: “I have directed the concerned department to consider all the options.”

However, he assured that the government would soon invite the protesting ad hoc teachers for discussion, but not before assessing the financial impact of their demand.
“I will call them (ad hoc teachers) for a discussion to find out how to proceed,” Sangma said.

The Chief Minister informed that “once I have a meeting with the State Finance Department and other concerned officials to see what the options are, I will have a meeting with the ad hoc teachers and determine that How to move forward. ”

Recently, FASTOM has been protesting in front of the Shillong Secretariat seeking an appointment with the Chief Minister to ascertain the status of its demands.

The association has also threatened to hold rallies in Shillong and Tora on May 12 if the chief minister fails to meet him.

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