Dimapur, November 8: The Nagaland Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (NSSATA) 2010 and 2013 batch has appealed to the Government of Nagaland to release 5 months pending salary from June to October 2018 at the earliest.
In a press release, NSSATA said as per the agreement made with the Government of Nagaland in the presence of the Naga Students’ Federation and the Eastern Naga Students’ Federation, on June 12, 2018 the association is patiently waiting for a positive and a permanent solution to end the grievances which the teachers have been facing since the time of appointment. The agreement signed included finding a mechanism for timely release of salaries.
NSSATA informed that on the request of the department, the association had assisted at the Directorate for 24 days (right after discharging our school duties on weekdays as well as relinquishing holidays on non working days) to speed up the process for the implementation of 7th ROP and timely release of the salaries.
In spite of all these, it regretted that the teachers have not been paid for 5 months (June to October 2018). It said the teachers have been discharging their duties sincerely even though salaries are not being paid.
NSSATA informed that 5the sanctioned salary bill for 3 months (June to August 2018) has been at the Directorate of School Education since October 27, and requested the Department to release the salaries at the earliest for the sake of the teachers.
NSSATA also acknowledged the Government of Nagaland for taking the decision to bring the SSA and RMSA teachers of 2010 and 2013 “into the mainstream of the School Education Cadre”. It said this decision has brought much relief to the teachers and the association implored the Department to initiate the matter with utmost priority. (Page News Service)