New Year gift! Employees of Odisha schools, colleges to get hike as per 7th Pay

Bhubaneswar: In a significant decision that would benefit employees of all aided non-Government schools, colleges and Madrasas in the state, Odisha government today approved the proposal to provide grant-in-aid to teaching and non-teaching staff of such educational institutions on the basis of 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The proposal was among the nine proposals that were given approval at the Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today.

The eligible beneficiaries will get the enhanced salary with effect from January 1, 2022.

“The Government has been pleased to extend Grant-in-Aid to eligible employees of aided non-Government colleges, including erstwhile junior colleges on the basis of Odisha Revised Scale of Pay Rules, 2017 (7th Pay). The actual enhanced financial benefit shall be effective from January 1, 2022” read the Cabinet order.

Approximately, 15,664 teaching and non-teaching employees of the colleges will be benefited by the enhancement, for which the Government will bear an additional financial burden of Rs 166 crore.

Besides, 26,164 teaching and non-teaching employees of new-aided non-Government high schools, UP (ME) schools and Madrasas, who are in receipt of 100% Grant-in-Aid, will be benefited. This would cost the state exchequer an additional Rs 126 crore, said the Chief Secretary.


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