Bhubaneswar, Dec 4:
The state government today announced career advancement policy for gana sikshyaks in the state based on qualifications, training and seniority. Schools and Mass Education minister Rabinarayan Nanda made the announcement in the state assembly this afternoon.
As per the new policy, April 1, 2013 will be taken as the cut off date for considering seniority. Gana Shikshyaks who have worked satisfactorily for six years will be considered as seniors.
Gana Shikshyaks , who are seniors as per the new policy and are matriculates, will get a salary of Rs 3700. Those who have done matriculation along with CT, +2 or +3 and are senior as per the new policy will get Rs 4,200 per month as salary. Similarly, trained +2 and +3 passed gana sikshyaks with seniority will get a monthly salary of Rs 5,200.
Gana Sikshyaks who are +2 pass or garduates along with required training and have completed six years of work satisfactorily or three years after training, will be taken as Zilla Parishad Group-II teachers and get Rs 7,000 per month.
The Gana Sikshyaks who have satisfactorily completed three years as Group-II Zilla Parishad teachers, will be treated as regular Zilla Parishad teachers.
The minister said a total of 22,724 Gana Shikshyaks will benefit from the new policy. The new remuneration scheme will mean an additional burden of Rs 123.07 crore to the exchequer.
Earlier on November 30, the state government had hiked the monthly remuneration of Shikhya Sahayaks (SSs) and junior teachers by Rs 1200 and Rs 2500 per month respectively. This hike would involve an additional annual financial burden of Rs 176.76 crore.