SHILLONG, Sep 04: The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) has raised the demand for uniform pay for all categories of teachers in the state.
In a statement issued here to extend the HYC’s wishes to all the teachers for their selfless contribution to the society on the eve of teachers’ day, its education secretary, Roy Kupar Synrem said, “We demand the state government to announce a uniform pay scale to all categories of teachers which include adhoc, deficit, SSA and others.”
He said it will be befitting for the state government to consider the demand as these teachers have the same work load as those in government schools and are teaching the same syllabus. As such, he demanded equal pay for equal work.
Also demanding the government to speed up the much awaited education policy of the state, the HYC stated that it is high time that the teachers are also recognized as gazetted officers.
“There is also an urgent need for the setting up of a state university and also the setting up of government colleges in all the 47 blocks of the state,” Synrem said.