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Kohima Hindi teachers to picket DEO/SDEO offices today

By EMN Updated: Nov 11, 2014 12:23 am

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Around 100 Hindi teachers in Kohima district whose salaries for the last six months remained unpaid till date despite several appeals, have decided to resort to an indefinite agitation by way of picketing the offices of the District Education Officer (DEO) and Sub-Divisional Education Officers (SDEOs) under Kohima district starting from 9 am onwards on Tuesday.
Keneikhrielie Soukhrie, a representative of the aggrieved Hindi teachers of Kohima informed that the salary of these teachers, for the months of May to October 2014, are still pending. He also said the aggrieved Hindi teachers are still being paid under the pay-band of the 5th Revision of Payment (RoP) whereas revised pay under 6th RoP was supposed to commence from 2010.
The aggrieved Hindi teachers are therefore, demanding that the government should immediately release the six months pending salaries along with 6th RoP including arrears and henceforth deliver a regular payment of salaries, he stated.
The agitation call comes after the deadline which the aggrieved teachers had earlier given to the department of School Education for fulfilment of their demands expired on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Aggrieved Hindi Teachers Kohima (AHTK) has in a press release, asked all the Hindi teachers of 2012 and 2013 batch in Kohima district to partake in the agitation- picketing of DEO/SDEO office on Tuesday at 9 am without fail. Absentees will be imposed a fine of Rs.500, the release stated.
The AHTK has appealed to ANSTA, ANHTU, NGOs and the society in general to extend their support in order to bring an amicable solution.

By EMN Updated: Nov 11, 2014 12:23:13 am