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100 pc salary hike of ad-hoc school teachers in Meghalaya

By Correspondent

SHILLONG, July 21 - In a decision that would bring joy to 3,212 ad-hoc teachers in Meghalaya, the State Government has decided to increase their salary by 100 per cent.

The Education department notified today that �grant for salaries of ad-hoc secondary and higher secondary school teachers� would be enhanced by 100 per cent.

�Teachers in the secondary level will now get Rs 20,000 per month from Rs 10,000 per month while Higher Secondary teachers will get Rs 24,000 per month from the present Rs 12,000 per month,� Commissioner and Secretary, Education department DP Wahlang said.

The enhanced salary would come into force from the date of notification, Wahlang said.

With this decision, a total of 3,212 teachers in 1,068 schools across the State would be benefitted. On the other hand, the decision would cost the State exchequer an amount of Rs 40.29 crore annually.

The ad-hoc school teachers had made several representations to the State Government over the years demanding regularisation of their job and increase in their salaries and other benefits.

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