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SSA teachers urge Meghalaya Education Minister to implement Salary Structure, 2022

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The Meghalaya SSA School Association (MSSASA) reminded Meghalaya Education Minister Lakmen Rymbui of their long-standing demand that the Salary Structure be implemented and the salaries of 5814 Lower Primary teachers and 6727 Upper Primary teachers employed under the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) be increased.

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According to the Association, since the inception of SSA in 2001, following the inclusion of Article 21-A in the Indian Constitution, the post of Primary and Upper Primary teachers has been sanctioned by States/UTs governments in various Project Approval Board meetings.

It was done based on the Pupil-Teacher Ratio (PTR), with the condition that these posts be filled by States/UTs Education departments with the same salary and service conditions as other regular teachers of the respective Education departments.

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SSA will have their salary structure determined by State/UT norms

Refer to the Framework and Guidelines of ‘Samagra Shiksha’, an Integrated Scheme for School Education, where it is stated that Elementary Teachers working under the budget head of the erstwhile National Flagship Educational Programme ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ (SSA), now known as ‘Samagra Shiksha,’ will have their salary structure determined by State/UT norms, and there will be no separate teachers as sanctioned by the Centre. 

Rather, the State/UT Government is ultimately responsible for all teachers.

The scales of pay and allowances, medical facilities, pension, gratuity, provident fund, and other prescribed benefits of teachers, including those employed for the purpose of imparting special training as specified in Section 4 of regular teachers.

And at par for similar work and experience’ are stated in Rule (18) sub-Rule (3) of the Meghalaya Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2011.

The letter urged the Meghalaya government to implement a “Salary Structure” for SSA teachers and raise the salaries of Lower Primary and Upper Primary SSA teachers from their current fixed remuneration to that of regular teachers, i.e. “basic pay plus dearness allowance in accordance with the Revised Pay Structure under the Meghalaya Services (Revision of Pay) Rules, 2018.

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