SRINAGAR: Giving a major relief to the teachers working under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA), Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today ordered the immediate release of Rs 143 crore for paying their pending salaries.
The direction came during a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister here today.
Minister for School Education, Hajj & Auqaf, Choudhary Zulfkar; Minister for Finance, Syed Altaf Bukhari; Minister for Higher Education & Technical Education, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari; Chief Secretary, B B Vyas; Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Rohit Kansal; Secretary, School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah and other senior officers attended the meeting.
The Chief Minister also directed constitution of a high-level committee headed by Chief Secretary, 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 Education Departments whileas Director, SSA would be the member secretary of the committee.
Mehbooba Mufti also asked the Finance Departments to explore further resources to ensure that maximum relief is extended to the SSA teacher fraternity.