From our Special Correspondent
SILCHAR, September 18: 85 Bishnupriya Manipuri language teachers of various schools in Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts, who were not receiving their salaries for the last 27 months since the very date of their joining, have at last been relieved. On the sustained persuasion of Bishnupriya Manipuri Language LP Teachers’ Association, these unfortunate teachers could get their salary in arrears at the fixed rate of Rs 1,800 only per month. After completion of their junior basic training, the Association has been assured by the education authorities concerned that the teachers would get their full salary and other benefits.
At a general conference of the Association held here recently presided over by its president Prabir Rajkumar, one of the resolutions adopted, the teachers expressed their gratitude to Gopidas Sinha, chief–advisor, for his constant persuasion of their cases and release of the salary of 27 months. Another resolution unanimously endorsed the proposal that Gopidas Sinha should be taken as a member of the proposed Assam Vidhan Parishad as representative of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. The general conference at the same time constituted afresh the central committee with 13 members along with the district committees of Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar.