Nagaland: RMSA teachers appeal to release salary
Dimapur, Aug. 28 (EMN): The 2016 batch of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (RMSATA) has demanded the state government to immediately release the five months pending salary in order to avoid any further legal complications.
In a statement issued on Friday, RMSATA said that they have been fighting the dreaded pandemic silently despite not been paid for nearly five months.
“Recently showcase notices have been widely published in the print media notifying the teachers to be at their posting places which is right, but also it is to be noted that the teachers also has a stomach to fill and it is not possible to discharge duties with an empty stomach. While everyone is hoarding essential commodities for survival, we the teachers are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic,” the statement read.
It also reminded the government of the direction given by the Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench, in its judgement order for contempt of court COP 18/2019 dated 19th May 2020 which clearly cited: “In case, the petitioners have any grievance they are given the liberty to come back before this court”.
In this regard, the teachers have accused the authorities of not following the Gauhati High Court’s direction in releasing the salary of the teachers whereas other batches of teachers under Samagra Shiksha have been paid.
“This is total discrimination on the part of the government by sidelining a particular batch who have approached the court for their rights,” it maintained.
The teachers have, therefore, demanded the government to immediately release of the pending salary without any delay in order to avoid any further legal complications.