Shillong: Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Tuesday informed that the government has released Rs 60 crore to pay the pending salaries of SSA teachers in the state.

Speaking to mediapersons, Rymbui said that the state government released the amount on March 29 and will take care of two months’ salary for the teachers. He added that the State Education Mission Authority of Meghalaya (SEMAM) has done the needful and released the money to respective districts.

The education minister also informed that the Central Government is expected to release Rs 68 crore, which will help in paying four months’ salary of the SSA teachers. 

It may be mentioned that the SSA teachers have not received their dues for over five months. There are a total of 12,541 SSA teachers in Meghalaya.

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