TED NewsDesk, Patna: On Friday, the state education department revealed its plan to increase the salaries of librarians and teachers by 15 per cent. The authorities will implement the decision from April 2021. The department notified the same through an official notice on August 29.
All the employees elected since 2006 and are working on a contract basis will receive the revised wage. The beneficiaries will include educators and librarians placed in Panchayati Raj based educational institutions. According to the Education Department, the ones from Municipal bodies (urban local institutions) will also receive the advantage of the hike.
Moreover, the state is likely to escalate government funding to the Employee Provident Fund (EPF). There will be a 20% hike overall, thus resulting in an extra expense of almost Rs 2765 crore to the state credit union, as per TOI reports. The EPF hike will cost the exchequer Rs 815 crore per annum.
The Department of Education extended its suggestions to the state government. The state cabinet, in a meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, validated the recommendations. Thus, it passed the order to boost the salary on August 29. It announced a hike of 15 per cent in the basic salary structure receivable from April 2021. The proposal facilitated some benefits for the ‘Nijojit’ school teachers.