NSSTA winds up stir
ONE day after demanding revocation of the show cause notice served on its president and general secretary by the government, the striking Nagaland Sarva Shiksa Abhiyan Teachers Association ended its ongoing agitation today and requested all its members to discharge their duties from today itself.
The Association, in a press release, said it was the intervention of the Naga Mothers’ Association which ended the present imbroglio over the non receipt of SSA teachers’ salaries since December 2013. It said following long hours of deliberation with the departmental heads in presence of NMA, an understanding was reached which included the technicalities, especially that of the students welfare.
However, the NSSATA cautioned that in the near future salaries should be paid regularly at par with any other government employees with the condition that the amount is sanctioned by the government of India and that as per the provision of the central government scheme, the State should pay its matching share within the specified time period i.e. within 30 days after the Centre sanctions its share (90%).
The NSSATA also expressed its gratefulness to all its district units and its members for their cooperation and support despite all odds. Further, the NSSATA acknowledged and extended its heartfelt gratitude to the Naga Mothers’ Association for their intervention.
The NSSATA also acknowledged the support from apex NGOs, students and youth bodies, the media, district administrations and its well wishers for their support and contribution towards its movement and said it looks forward to similar support in future.