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Meghalaya hikes teacher salaries
Correspondent SHILLONG, DEC 16:
Published on 16 Dec. 2010 11:52 PM IST
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The Meghalaya government has decided to enhance the grant-in-aid for adhoc higher secondary and secondary schools across the state, education minister M. Ampareen Lyngdoh said today.
The minister said the grant-in-aid for adhoc higher secondary schools would be hiked from `35,000 to `50, 000 with effect from January 1, 2011, while the minimum pay package of the teachers in these schools would be enhanced to `10,000 per month.
However, the general teachers of adhoc secondary schools would enjoy the new pay package of `8000, while science teachers would be paid `9000 per month.
Meanwhile, she also informed that the state cabinet approved the new revised pay package to 71 teaching and 267 non-teaching staff of 15 deficit colleges as per the recommendation of Meghalaya Fourth Pay Commission.
Lyngdoh said the government would need `7.23 crore to pay the arrears of the 71 teaching and 267 non-teaching staff.
Earlier, the cash-strapped government had avail of `100-crore loans from banks to pay 40 per cent arrears to deficit schoolteachers and 30 per cent arrears to government employees and pensioners.

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