The Meghalaya government is examining the demand for enhancing the salary of adhoc school teachers in the state.
“The process for enhancement of salary is under examination and the government is working on it,” Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said in his reply to a query raised by Mawphlang legislator SK Sunn in the Assembly on Wednesday.
He informed that the present expenditure incurred for payment of salary to the adhoc school teachers is Rs 181 crore.
“We would require an additional amount of Rs 251 crore (for bringing them to level at par with government teachers,” Rymbui said.
Stating that the expenditure is not easy for the government to fulfill, the Minister however said, “It is however the endeavor of the government to fulfil the responsibility as and when the fund position of the state is comfortable.”
There are 1,225 teachers in 2,450 lower primary adhoc schools, 844 in 3,376 upper primary adhoc schools and 386 in 2,139 secondary adhoc schools.
When Gambegre legislator Saleng A Sangma wanted to know if the government has any action plan to improve quality of education in such schools, Rymbui said that the plan of action is always there.
The Minister also appealed to all 60 legislators to adopt at least two schools each for monitoring and improving the performance of these schools.