Odisha cabinet modifies pay structure of teachers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet today approved a proposal to modify the pay structure of elementary teachers, headmasters and officers working in the Elementary Cadre with an additional expense of Rs 587 crore annually.

Due to the modification, as many as 1,04,350 teachers, headmasters and officers will be benefitted.

The Cabinet also cleared a proposal to extend one-time cessation benefit to block grant employees on superannuation after 60 years of age. The benefit will be Rs 10 Lakh for teaching staff and Rs 5 Lakh for non-teaching staff.

The cabinet also approved an amount of Rs 562 crore for setting up an Aviation Training Centre at Birasal, Dhenkanal. The Centre will have pilot training, simulator training and cabin crew training facilities and other skilled training facilities related to the aviation sector.

The Cabinet has approved the amendment in NUAO Scholarship guidelines. It will benefit the UG, PG students pursuing non-technical courses in institutions under administrative control of other departments. The move underscores government’s commitment to nurture inclusive and high quality education.