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Diphu, August 18, 2019:

The Karbi Anglong Primary Teacher’s Association (KAPTA) has resolved to boycott classes if the salary due to them is not cleared.

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The KAPTA took the decision during a Joint Extended Meeting that took place of August 17. The teachers’ body has threatened to 1st September to 5th September 2019 if the salary is not cleared for the months of May, June, and July, 2019.

It may be mentioned here that Government staffers of the hill district alleged that the administration has put their salaries on hold since May in the name of online payment.

It has been alleged that the district administration has put on hold the salaries in the name of online payment. “Whether it is online or offline, our pending salaries have to be given according to the financial rule of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council,” one of the teachers stated.

Meanwhile, Indigenous organizations of Karbi Anglong have demanded that the salaries be paid by the KAAC, instead of the Assam State Government.

The Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) has demanded that the notification/decision to pay online salaries by the State Government to all employees under the administrative control of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council be rolled back immediately.

The party has also demanded that online salary payment should be made by the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council as empowered under paragraph 7 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India.

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