SSA and RMSA teachers declares indefinite cease work strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 2, 2019: Joint SSA and RMSA teachers’ association today declared to launch indefinite cease work strike from January 4 against irregularities of clearing salaries.

The teachers have been demanding to absorb them in the education department so that there would be no irregularities in the payment of salaries.

The association served a deadline to meet its demand by February 2. Teachers under the umbrella of the association have taken a unanimous decision that teachers will not take duty on the coming Lok Sabha election and to launch indefinite cease work strike from February 4, vice-president of the teachers’ association, Nongmaithem Prakash Chandra said during a press conference held today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal.

Prakash said about 3500 teachers were recruited under SSA and RMSA on 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016 on regular basis to meet the lack of teachers in most of the government schools. Since the day of appointment the teachers have been facing as a usual problem on irregularities to get the salaries. The teachers get the salaries on instalment basis for 2 to 3 times annually and that too in block salaries, he added.

Some of the batches of RMSA and SSA teachers have been serving more than 5 years but still the opportunity for promotion is uncertain. In order to fulfil the demands the joint association submit a memorandum to chief minister on January 28 to fulfill the demand by February 2 cautioning to launch agitations.

General secretary of the association, Khuraijam Himat Singh further said with the coming of new government in the state, various welfare schemes have been introduced. Missions like ‘Go to village’, ‘Go to Hills’ have been introduced to the people and have been benefited accordingly. To promote in education the government have also introduced ‘Go to School’ to get better in education sector. To give proper education teachers are taking a major role and if the basic rights of teachers are violated ‘Go to School’ will not be fruitful, he cautioned.

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