The Nagaland state government informed on October 1 that on receipt of the ad hoc grant from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India on October 1, 2014, an emergency meeting was convened with officials from the Department of School Education in the office chamber of the Secretary, Finance Department.
A press note from Y Kikheto Sema, Secretary to the Nagaland state government stated that the meeting deliberated on the release of all pending salary pertaining to 2730 SSA teachers w.e.f. May 2014 to September 2014 salary, amounting to Rs 52.14 crores. It was decided to release all pending salaries on the strength of DDO wise sub-allocation of fund submitted by the Department involving 115 DDOs instead to following the normal file procedures which will take time and also in order to facilitate the teachers to get the salaries at the earliest, stated the press note. It further informed that the department has been asked to move for proposal for placement of fund on the strength of ad hoc grant released by the Government of India and the amount that is authenticated to be released for payment of salaries will be regularized.
As per the decision, the DDO wise sub-allocation, it stated, has been authenticated and the Principal Director, Treasuries and Accounts has been asked to direct all the Treasury Officers to honor the salary bill as per the DDO wise salary statement.
The note further reiterated that the delay in payment of salaries pertaining to CSS and other Central Flagship programmes are at most times delayed due to the untimely release of funds by the GOI. It urged the concerned departments whose salaries are funded under CSS and flagship programmes to pursue for early release of funds from the GOI and enable the state government to release their salaries in time.