The Meghalaya Cabinet today approved the proposal for pay revision of over 7,000 teachers of deficit schools and deficit colleges in the state.
"The cabinet has decided to extend Fifth Pay Commission benefits to the deficit teachers of Meghalaya with effect from January 1, 2017 which will be effective from next month. The arrears for the teachers will be cleared in four installments," Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, who chaired the cabinet meeting, said.
He said prior to the pay revision, the government was spending Rs 278 crore per annum and with the pay revision in place, the government will have to spend Rs 362 crore annually.
In all, there is a total of 7380 teachers in 2,194 schools and 15 colleges apart from the staffs (281) at these colleges, the minister said.
Last year, the state government had decided to implement pay revision for its employees with effect retrospectively from January 1, 2017 and the revised salary was paid from December last.
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