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Release Rs 143 Cr for paying salaries of SSA teachers: Mehbooba

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Chief today ordered immediate release of Rs 143 crores for paying the pending salaries of teachers working under (SSA) scheme in the state.

Mehbooba issued the direction at a meeting here which was attended by for School Choudhary Zulfkar and for Finance among others, an said.

The SSA teachers have held several protests over the past couple of months demanding release of salaries which has not been paid for several months now.

The also directed constitution of a high level committee headed by B B Vyas to look into other issues of the SSA teachers and suggest remedial measures to address all concerns in a time bound and comprehensive manner.

The members of the committee include Administrative Secretaries of Finance, Planning and Departments while as would be the member

Mehbooba also asked the Finance Departments to explore further resources to ensure that maximum relief is extended to the SSA teachers' fraternity, the said.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 16:20 IST