SHILLONG, Sept 7 – Members of the Meghalaya College Teachers’ Association (MCTA) will embark on a ceasework from September 9 to 15 when the State Assembly will have its Monsoon session.
Their demands include extension of the revised pay according to the recommendations of the Meghalaya Fourth Pay Commission for teachers of seven ad-hoc colleges, release of arrears for teachers of 15 deficit colleges, who enjoy the UGC payscale, pension scheme and the re-instatement of all allowances.
MCTA general secretary Eureka Lyngdoh said, “Over 500 ad-hoc college teachers under the MCTA will resort to strike”. He alleged that the government lacked seriousness in addressing concerns in higher education and that the government attitude casts serious doubt on its commitment to education in the State. – PTI