As SSA teachers’ strike enters 6th day, J&K govt seeks Rs 890 Cr from New Delhi

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has sought Rs 890 crore from New Delhi to pay the salaries of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers who are on an indefinite hunger strike for the past six days.

More than 40,000 SSA teachers demanding implementation of Seventh Pay Commission, are also seeking delinking of their salaries from the Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development funds.

While sources said that the teachers’ demands are being looked into, they added that the authorities had constituted a committee which would come up with its report in November. “Only after the submission of the report, a permanent solution can be found to SSA teachers’ problems.”

The reports quoting sources said that the government has sought Rs 890 crore as cushion money from the central government after reports about the pay panel recommendations came in.

Meanwhile, the protesting teachers have threatened to continue the agitation till the government meets their demands.

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