Shillong: Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Tuesday appealed to the Federation of All School Teachers Of Meghalaya (FASTOM) to work along with the government and to trust each other.
Rymbui’s reaction comes at a time when FASTOM has decided to continue with their agitation and not take part in any government or education related duties.
The education minister said they are still assessing the demands made by FASTOM to provide Rs 18,000 salary hike with a 5% annual increment.
Asked if the agitation is affecting the functioning of schools, Rymbui said any kind of agitation that any organisation resorts to it does affect the schoolgoing children but they are trying to manage.
“I’ve spoken on the floor of the House; the process of enhancement and increment is being worked out; it is not an easy process. The decision taken by the government does not affect only the education department but also other departments as a whole,” said Rymbui.
“We have to also see in the long run decision that we are taking…whether the government can fulfill them or not. It is not easy to take any kind of decision, that’s why a conscious decision will be taken,” added Rymbui.
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