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Pending salaries of SSA teachers, head teachers released

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Srinagar: The education department on Thursday said pending salaries of six months of SSA teachers and Head teachers has been released.
Secretary School Education, Ajeet Kumar Sahu in a report to Advisor to Governor, in-Charge School Education, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, informed that department has released the pending salaries of six months of SSA teachers and head teachers.
Sahu said that “the Finance department has allocated Rs. 995 crore as the deficit budget in the salary component of SSA Teachers and Head Teachers for the financial year 2018-19 which has now been released.”
Pertinently, around 41,000 teachers and head teachers appointed under SSA were without salary for last six months.
“These teachers have been demanding implementation of 7th Pay Commission for which State Administrative Council has recently taken a decision to streamline their cadre to absorb them in mainstream cadre. The School Education Department had sought additional funds to the tune of Rs. 995 crore from Finance Department for meeting the deficit of salary,” the statement issued here said.
Accordingly, the Finance Department, under revised budget, allocated funds to the School Education Department. After authorisation of the funds from Finance Department, the School Education Department has now released funds to the State Project Director, SamagraShiksha for release of salaries with the direction to ensure that all the pending salary are credited to the respective Teachers and Head Teachers by or before end of February, 2019.

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