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Revised wages for teachers

Agartala, Oct. 5: The Left Front government has taken yet another poll-centric decision for employees engaged in different private educational institutions, with the 2013 Assembly elections in mind.

The government has revised the minimum wages of the teaching and non-teaching staff employed in different private schools and coaching centres.

In case of high schools and higher secondary schools, the minimum wages of the headmaster and assistant headmaster and teacher-in-charge has been increased from Rs 4,500 to Rs 7,020 per month, while the minimum wages of the teachers has been re-fixed from Rs 2,700 to Rs 5,140 per month.

Talking to the reporters here today, labour commissioner P.K. Chakraborty said the minimum wage of clerk has been raised from Rs 2,700 t0 Rs 5,140, while minimum wages of group-D employee has been revised from Rs 1,710 to Rs 3,380 per month.

In case of senior basic school, the minimum wages of the headmaster and teacher-in-charge has been hiked from Rs 2,700 to Rs 5,140, while a teacher’s minimum wage has been increased to Rs 4,460 from Rs 2,340.

The minimum wages of clerk and group-D employee have been revised from Rs 2,250 to Rs 4,280 and Rs 1,710 to Rs 3,380, respectively.

In the nursery and pre-nursery-level, the headmaster and the teacher-in-charge will receive a minimum wage of Rs 2,600 to Rs 4,950 per month, while the wage of a teacher has been revised from Rs 2,250 to Rs 4,280 per month.

“Even the wages of the helper (aya) and rickshaw-pullers has been increased according to the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (Act XI of 1948),” Chakraborty said.

According to the new notification, their minimum wage has been increased from Rs 1,710 to Rs 3,380.

He said the labour department had sought objection and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected by the notification.

“However, no objections and suggestions were received on the proposal and the government revised wages for employees engaged in different private educational institutions including coaching centres,” he added.


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