Haryana govt to increase salary of guest teachers

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The government has decided to raise salary twice a year in the month of January and July
The government has decided to raise salary twice a year in the month of January and July

New Delhi : Good news for teachers! The Haryana govt has announced to increase salary of serving guest teachers by 20 to 25 per cent. The statement has been confirmed by an official spokesman today. In addition, the government has also decided to hike their salary twice a year in the month of January and July equivalent to cost of living index, he said. Now the guest teachers serving as JBT/Drawing teacher, master or school lecturer would get Rs. 26,000, Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 36,000, respectively from July 1, 2018, the spokesman said.

The decision of salary increase was taken in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar with the unions of the guest teachers today. The decision was made in front of the Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma, who was also present in the meeting. After the 7th Pay Commission report, the state government had made a 14.52 per cent hike in their monthly salary from January 1, 2017 and it was raised to Rs. 21,715 for JBT/Drawing teachers, Rs. 24,001 for master and Rs. 29,715 for school lecturers.

"Today, taking a significant decision in the interest of thousands of working guest teachers, the chief minister has decided to increase their salary to Rs. 26,000, Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 36,000, respectively," the official said.

The new salary slab will be effective from January 1, 2019 which would be equivalent to the increase in cost of living index as prescribed and announced by the Economic and Statistical Analysis Department, Haryana, he added.