Punjab teachers' protest: Govt to review pay

Wednesday 05th December 2018 02:07 EST

PATIALA: Teachers of the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha have called off their 56-day old strike after Punjab Education Minister OP Soni gave an assurance to review their regularisation at a monthly salary of Rs 15,300. Soni said, “Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will meet the teachers in th next 10 days. The financial condition of the state was not stable, so could not offer regularisation at the full scale.” He also assured that 5178 teachers awaiting full pay since November 2017 will get full pay-scale from January 2019. Over 8886 teachers recruited under RMSA, SSA, Adarsh, and Model school were on an indefinite strike since October 7 after the Punjab Cabinet decided on regularisation of services of these teachers at a monthly salary of Rs 15,300. he teachers were demanding that their pay (around Rs 42,000) be protected.

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