SHILLONG, Aug 16: School teachers under the banner of the Khasi-Jaintia Deficit School Teachers’ Association (KJDSTA) Friday decided to stage intensive agitational programmes if the Congress – led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA-II) government remains apathetic towards their long pending issues.
The unanimous decision was taken at the General Meeting of the association held here on Friday, which was attended by more than 500 members.
The teachers also demanded the state government to invite them for talks to discuss on the pending issues before August 20.
“We would have no other option but to resort to series of agitations, if the state government fails to comply with their long pending demands before August 20,” KJDSTA president ED Nongsiang told reporters after the meeting.
The KJDSTA have been demanding the government for provincialization of services of all school teachers and monthly disbursement of salary.
“We demand provincialization of services for adhoc and deficit teachers from Lower primary to Secondary school teachers,’” he asserted.
The meeting also resolved to support the Joint Action Committee of All Teachers’ Association of Meghalaya (JACATAM) who has been fighting on the same issues concerning the services of the teachers in the state.
Additionally, KJDSTA asked the Government to ensure that the teachers receive their salary on a timely basis since this is a long pending demand.
He added, “We would meet and sit again on August 21 to chalk out our future strategies.”