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  Metros   Delhi  09 Dec 2016  Government announces 90 per cent salary hike for 15,000 guest teachers

Government announces 90 per cent salary hike for 15,000 guest teachers

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Published : Dec 9, 2016, 6:11 am IST
Updated : Dec 9, 2016, 6:53 am IST

This move will also benefit the non-CTET teachers, whose salaries have been increased by up to 44 per cent.

Assistant teachers, who are non-CTET, will get Rs 25,000 which is currently Rs 17,500 and TGT, who now receive Rs 20,000, will get Rs 26,500.  (Representational Image)
 Assistant teachers, who are non-CTET, will get Rs 25,000 which is currently Rs 17,500 and TGT, who now receive Rs 20,000, will get Rs 26,500. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: In a move that will benefit around 17,000 teachers in the city, the Delhi government on Thursday decided to significantly hike the salaries of guest teachers in the city.

Announcing the decision taken during the Cabinet meet, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the salaries of about 15,000 guest teachers, who have cleared the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), have been increased by up to 90 per cent. He said that the move will also benefit the non-CTET teachers, whose salaries have been increased by up to 44 per cent. There are about 17,000 guest teachers teaching students in government schools. Out of them, 2,000 are non-CTET teachers. “The government has approved substantial hike in salaries of 17,000 guest teachers. We have also approved eight causal leaves for those teachers who have cleared CTET. They will now get fixed salary every month,” Mr Kejriwal said. The Delhi chief minister said that the government will send a file pertaining to the Cabinet decision to the lieutenant-governor Najeeb Jung for his nod and if he approves, all guest teachers will get the increased salaries from next month. At present, government pays all guest teachers on daily wages.

The assistant primary teachers (CTET), who presently get Rs 700 remuneration per day and Rs 17,500 monthly, will receive Rs 33,200, while TGTs will now get Rs 33,120, which is at present Rs 20,000. Similarly, PGTs will receive a salary of Rs 34,100 every month against Rs 22,500.

Assistant teachers, who are non-CTET, will get Rs 25,000 which is currently Rs 17,500 and TGT, who now receive Rs 20,000, will get Rs 26,500. As per rules, fixed salaries can only be given to CTET teachers. However, government has also increased salaries of non-CTET teachers. “We are giving two chances to these teachers to clear CTET and if they pass, they will deserve fixed salaries,” Mr Kejriwal said.

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