Mizoram: SSA teachers to get pending salaries before Christmas

Mizoram, Dec 23: Mizoram will also receive the central funds before Christmas, after Meghalaya received its long-awaited Samagra Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) funds.

Mizoram education minister Lalchhandama Ralte informed that “Bringing hope to over 4,000 teachers associated with SSA.”

According to reports, the Centre on December 18 released the sanction order for payment of due salaries to SSA teachers. This comes after the state government pursued the matter for months.

The amount has been deposited into Mizoram’s account and all employees under SSA will be paid their pending salaries from August to December before Christmas said the education minister.

Earlier last week, Mizoram opposition Congress slammed the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) government for putting thousands of employees under financial trouble by failing to pay their salaries.

The party asked Chief Minister Zoramthanga to pay salaries to these teachers before Christmas.