Kohima, Aug. 27: A two-day pen-down strike called by the All Nagaland Government College Teachers’ Association ended here this evening.
More than 500 teachers refused to take classes during the two-day strike, demanding the release of their arrears under the sixth pay revision.
The state government has decided to release 20 per cent of the state’s share in cash and credit 80 per cent of the Centre’s share into the general provident fund accounts of the teachers. The credit amount will be released as and when the central share is received.
The state government has decided to release Rs 22.54 crore for implementing the provisions under the UGC Regulation, 2010, with effect from January 2006.
The teachers will decide whether to accept the government’s offer in a day or two.
They said the strike was successful because the students had supported them.
The teachers said they have been deprived of their rights despite repeated appeals to the state government.
In 2010, the government sanctioned Rs 712 crore for implementation of the sixth pay revision but only Rs 472.56 crore was distributed to the 72 departments and the balance of Rs 239.44 crore was not used.
The commissioner and secretary of urban development and planning department, Mhonbemo Patton, released a book, Moonlight Tales and Fables of the Kyong Nagas, by Francis Kikon here today.
The book, with 78 stories of supernatural and mystifying events and fables, is priced at Rs 350. It will be available at Catholic Publication Centre.