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Meghalaya Ad-hoc teachers’ demands: ‘Cannot make haste decisions; CM

Recently the Members of the Federation of All School Teachers protested near Main Secretariat seeking an appointment with CM

Even as Ad-hoc teachers in Meghalaya seem to intensify their agitations over their long-pending demands, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma asserted that fulfilling the demands involves huge financial implications running into hundreds of crores.

Recently the Members of the Federation of All School Teachers of Meghalaya staged a protest near the Main Secretariat seeking an appointment with the Chief Minister to shed light on the status of their demands.

Meanwhile, FASTOM is planning to hold rallies both in Shillong and Tura on May 12 if they failed to get an audience with the CM.

Additionally, teachers of all ad-hoc schools are demanding up-gradation of all ad-hoc schools to a deficit system or deficit pattern with effect from 2019.

Speaking on the matter, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that this is a long pending issue and one cannot take decisions with the COVID situation and financial challenges. When asked about the demand of the teachers to meet the Chief Minister, Sangma said he has met the teachers a number of times and there were similar discussions.

It may be mentioned here that the aggrieved teachers have already warned of massive agitations from May 12 if the Government fails to fulfill their demands.

First Published: 11th May, 2022 12:59 IST

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