Union Minister for Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday assured to find a way to resolve the issues related to the pending dues of SSA teachers and the midday meal workers in the state.
Stating that Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui has raised the issue in a meeting with him, the Pradhan said, “We will find out some way because both Government of India and Government of Meghalaya, our primary responsibility is 15 lakh students.”
It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma had stated that the state government will continue to pursue with the Centre for timely release of the salary of the SSA teachers.
According to him, almost 80 percent of the fund comes from the Centre for implementation of the SSA programme in the state.
Meanwhile in March this year, the All Jaintia Hills Mid Day Meal Worker Union had sought the intervention of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi into the failure of the government to pay honorarium to over 15,000 midday meal workers for more than 5 months. This has affected the workers badly as almost 97 percent of them are women.