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7th Pay Commission: Odisha approves grant-in-aid for teaching, non-teaching staff

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet on Friday accorded approval to 9 proposals including grant-in-aid under the 7th Pay Commission to eligible teaching and non-teaching staff.

Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra said that Cabinet decided to extend state government grant-in aid to eligible employees of newly aided high schools, upper primary schools, Sanskrit Tols, Madrasas, and, non-government colleges including erstwhile junior colleges.

The eligible employees in these institutions would get the actual revised grant from the day of New Year, 2022 as per Odisha revised scale of pay rules 2017.

The State Government would bear the additional financial burden of around Rs.292 cr per year towards this enhanced grant-in-aid.

The Cabinet approved a proposal to provide grant-in-aid under 7th Pay Commission to eligible teaching and non-teaching staff of new aided non-govt High Schools, UP Schools, and Madrasas, informed Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra.

Over 26,000 teaching and non-teaching staff will be benefited following the decision. The government will bear additional burder of Rs 126 crore per annum.

The Cabinet also approved a proposal of the Higher Education department to provide grant-in-aid under the7th Pay Commission for the egilible employees of aided non-government colleges.

About 15,664 teaching and non-teaching staff will be benefited, said the Chief Secretary.

With the decision, the government will bear Rs 166 core additional burden per annum.