Odisha Govt hikes salary of junior teachers by 50 %

Bhubaneswar: After increasing grant-in-aid to employees of all aided non-Government schools, colleges and Madrasas as per 7th Pay Commission recommendations, Odisha Government today increased salary of junior teachers engaged in all primary schools across the state by 50 per cent.

Salary of junior teachers, both regular and contractual, has been increased by 50 per cent with effect from January 1, 2022, said an official statement  issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).

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Accordingly, contractual junior teachers, who are currently getting Rs 7,400 per month, will now receive monthly salary of Rs 11,000. Similarly, regular junior teachers will get monthly salary of Rs 13,800 instead of the existing Rs 9,200. The hike will cost the state exchequer additional Rs 168 crore per annum.

The decision will benefit total 33,038 teachers–13,324 contractual and 19,714 regular junior teachers, the statement reads.

A day before the New Year day, Odisha Government approved the proposal to provide grant-in-aid to teaching and non-teaching staff of all aided non-Government schools, colleges and Madrasas on the basis of 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The eligible beneficiaries will get the enhanced salary with effect from January 1, 2022.

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, the Chief Secretary had informed this following the state Cabinet’s nod to the proposal

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