Adhoc teachers in Meghalaya threaten stir

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Shillong, Feb 20 (PTI) Adhoc teachers in 46 schools ofMeghalaya have threatened to embark on warpath protesting thegovernment''s failure to address their demands.

The Khasi-Jaintia Adhoc Teachers'' Association hasdecided to go on a token strike in the city on March 1followed by a non-cooperation in the invigilation of theupcoming higher secondary examinations starting March 2.

"We demand the government to provide the sameyardstick to the ad hoc teachers as that of the deficitteachers," said the association''s president Wanhun Massar.

There is a vast difference in the salary of the ad hocteachers and the deficit teachers, he complained.

"An assistant teacher in the adhoc schools is earningonly Rs 7000 a month while deficit teachers are earning Rs15,000 per month," he pointed out.

Around 323 ad hoc teachers are serving at the 46higher secondary schools in the four districts of the stateincluding East Khasi hills, West Khasi hills, Ri Bhoi andJaintia hills district.

"We demand the state government to include moreschools under the purview of the deficit system," Massar said.

The association has decided to boycott corrections andevaluations of answer scripts of the forthcoming highersecondary examination.

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