Govt soon to invite agitating adhoc teachers for talks


Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday assured to soon invite the agitating adhoc teachers for discussion after looking into the financial implication for enhancing their salaries.  


“I will be calling them (adhoc teachers) for discussion to figure out how to move forward on this,” Sangma told reporters after a cabinet meeting.


He was reacting to the ongoing protest staged by the banner of the Federation of All Schools of Meghalaya (FASTOM) demanding to enhance the salary of all adhoc teachers by Rs 18,000.


Stating that the financial implications are huge, the chief minister said, “It is running into hundreds of crores. Therefore, it is not a decision that one can take especially with the Covid situation and financial challenges that we faced (as a state).”


Sangma informed that he would also soon discuss with the finance department about the financial implication.


“Once I have a meeting with all the officials and see what the options are I will call the finance department and discuss the financial (aspect of it) and see how we can move forward,” he said.