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Shillong, Feb 16: The president of Meghalaya SSA School Teachers’ Association (MSSASA) Aristotle Rymbai has informed that the government has decided to consider the demand of the association to approve the salary structure and to increase the SSA teachers’ salaries.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Rymbai said that there was a demand to implement the salary structure and increase the salaries of 12, 541 SSA teachers both in the Lower Primary (LP) and Upper Primary (UP).

He said that the organisation has set a deadline that the government should implement its demands to approve the salary structure and increase the salaries of teachers within February 18 this year.

On Tuesday, the State Project Director of State Education Mission Authority of Meghalaya Samagrah Shiksha Abhiyan through the authorisation of the Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui, called the association for talks.

Rymbai said that the SPD of SEMAM has informed the association that the government has considered the demand of the association to implement the salary structure and to increase the SSA teachers’ salaries.

He said that the SPD of SEMAM has informed the association that the government has considered the demand of the association to implement the salary structure and to increase the SSA teachers’ salaries.

“The education department has asked the SPD of SEMAM to prepare a proposal and bring it to the Executive Committee meeting of SEMAM. After the approval from EC of SEMAM, the demands of the association will be sent to the Ministry of Education to get approval from Project Approval Board (PAB)”, Rymbai said.

The Director has informed the association that the proposal will be based on the guidelines and framework of Samagrah Shikha Abhiyan and the directions of the Education department. The proposal will be tabled in the Executive Committee meeting of SEMAM to be held in March

Rymbai expressed gratitude to the government and has asked the SSA teachers to be patient. He informed them that their salary was released last December.

He informed that there is a fixed pay of Rs 19,044 for Lower Primary teachers and Rs 20,493 for Upper Primary teachers.

There was a demand to enhance salaries and salary structure at par with regular teachers as per the revised pay structure under Meghalaya Service Revision of Pay Rule 2018.

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