Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday announced to increase the salary for about 85,000 Ganasikhyaks and Sikhya Sahayaks in the state.
School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra said-
The salary of Sikhya Sahayaks was increased by Rs 2,200. A total of 62,491 Sikhya Sahayaks and 22,512 Ganasikhyaks will be benefited with the decision.
The state government will bear an annual expenditure of Rs 925 crore from the state exchequer to implement the salary hike, Mishra added.
The Sikhya Sahayaks, who were earlier getting Rs 5,200 per month, will now get Rs 7,400 along with EPF. Similarly, the junior teachers will get Rs 9,200 per month along with EPF instead of Rs 7,000 earlier, as per the decision of the government.
The Ganasikhyaks would also avail the benefit following the salary increase.
The Minister said the trained Ganasikhyaks with education qualification of Matriculation would get Rs 6,400 instead of Rs 3,700 earlier.
The trained Ganasikhyaks with +2 qualification will get Rs 7,000 instead of Rs 4,000 earlier.
Similarly, the salary of untrained Ganasikhyaks with matric qualification has been hiked from Rs 3,200 to Rs 5,600 and untrained Ganasikhyaks with +2 qualification would now get Rs 6,400 instead of Rs 3,700.
The teachers have welcomed the decision of the state government.