BHUBANESWAR: School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra on Tuesday informed that the state government had hiked the basic salary of school teachers by 25%.
The teaching and non-teaching employees of the privately managed High School, Madrasa, Sanskrit Tolls and UPME Schools coming under Odisha Education payment of Grant-in-Aid Order-2013 shall receive enhanced Grant-in-Aid at the rate of 25% of their emoluments, said the Minister.
The hike will be on the salary drawn as on May 31, 2016, and will be applicable retrospectively from June 1, 2016. The state government would bear Rs 129.26 crore annually due to the enhancement of salary.
On the demand of the school teachers and the employees, a Ministerial Sub-Committee under the chairmanship of Finance Minister was formed to look into the demands.
By recommendations of the Sub-Committee and subsequent discussion on the matter, the state government decided for enhancement of the emoluments.
Further, three percent annual increment shall be granted on such enhanced emoluments to such employees for each completed year of the service, said the Minister. The first such increase shall be effective from 01 June 2017.
Revised Grant-in-Aid Order-2016 will benefit a total of 31,500 teaching and non-teaching employees of the 3701 schools. It includes 28,848 teaching and non-teaching employees of 2608 privately managed High Schools, 272 of 39 Sanskrit Tolls, 1832 of 926 nos of UP(ME) Schools and 548 of 138 Madrasa, said a release.
Besides, the private managing committees will be provided with funds to support a new social security scheme for the first time to enable them to cover these employees under Employees Provident Fund Scheme. The detailed modalities in this regard will be formulated by making a scheme in consultation with the Finance Department, said Mishra.
As an interim measure, an exgratia of Rs 2 lakh will be released to the next of the kin of any employee covered under Grant-in-Aid 2013, who dies while in service. In the case of permanent incapacitation, Govt. will release an exgratia of Rs. 1.5 lakh in respect of such employees.