Aizawl, May 19: Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria today said he was not aware of non-payment of salaries to teachers of some centrally-sponsored educational programmes because of belated release of central funds in Mizoram.
"I have no knowledge that the teachers of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) are not receiving their salaries for months in Mizoram for belated release of central funds for the purpose," Katheria told reporters here.
"I would look into the matter and rectify the problem being faced by the teachers," he said. The Minister of State for Human Resource Development, however, said, he had not received such complaint from any other state of the country.
Katheria said the state government should ensure that funds released from the Centre should be utilised promptly and for the earmarked projects. He had also inaugurated the Examination Building of the Mizoram University at the university campus at Tanhril near Aizawl, constructed at the cost of Rs 575.41 lakh yesterday.