Tripura Govt not having funds to pay the salaries to SSA Teachers-Edu Minister

tapan chakraborty tripura

Story highlights

  • The SSA teachers of Tripura are in a major trouble after Tripura HC order
  • The SC has extended the date of termination to 6 months
  • Tripura govt has no funds to pay the salaries of teachers, says Education Minister

The Education Minister of Tripura has recently highlighted the situation of the government as it is out of funds and are unable to pay the salaries of the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers whose termination is extended for six months.

Tapan Chakraborty has written a letter to HRD Ministry

The Education Minister of Tripura, Tapan Chakraborty has recently written a letter to the HRD Ministry stating that the state government is out of funds to pay the salaries of the educators under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA).

The state Education Minister has written a letter to the ministry after the Supreme Court of India has extended the dates of termination of the teachers in the state and ordered to pay the salaries they were receiving before.

The ministry earlier said in a letter to the Tripura government on November 15 that salaries of teachers sanctioned under SSA would not be funded under the scheme.

The expenditure would have to be shifted to the state funds “to the tune of teacher vacancies in the state”, the letter said, indicating that SSA teacher’s salary wouldn’t be funded by the Centre if there were vacancies in sanctioned teaching posts under the state government.

Also Read: Tripura: A Letter From HRD Ministry Gives Major A Jolt To SSA Teachers

Chakraborty has termed the decision “unilateral” and asked the ministry to fully release the amount approved for the scheme by the Project Advisory Board (PAB)-the monitoring authority for SSA.

The minister also requested the Centre to continue providing funding according to the existing pattern of the central flagship scheme to protect educational interests of children of Tripura, “who come mostly from SC, ST, minorities and OBC background”.


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