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CM Kejriwal addresses guest teachers, announces pay hike

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday addressed the Delhi government schools’ guest teachers at Chattrasal Stadium, wherein, he announced to increase the salaries by up to 90 per cent. Kejriwal also announced that alike permanent teachers, guest teachers will also be provided all the benefits. However, the proposal for the salary hike has been sent to the LG Office and will be only implemented after rthe LG’s nod. 

Meanwhile, the CM also faced protests by the guest teachers outside the venue but the CM claimed it to be a conspiracy of both the Opposition parties — BJP and Congress.

“Government has approved substantial hike in salaries of 17,000 guest teachers. We have also approved eight causal leaves for those teachers who have cleared CTET. They will now get fixed salary every month. The government has sent a file pertaining to the Cabinet decision to LG Najeeb Jung for getting the go ahead. As per rules, fixed salaries can only be given to CTET teachers. However, the government has also increased salaries of non-CTET teachers,” said Kejriwal.

Under the proposed hike, the salaries of CTET qualified teachers have been increased by 90 per cent, while the salaries of non-CTET teachers have also been increased by up to 44 per cent. There is a total of about 17,000 guest teachers teaching in the government schools. Out of them, there are 2,000 non-CTET.

At present, the government pays all guest teachers daily wages including CTET and non-CTET teachers. Assistant Primary teachers (CTET), who presently get Rs 700 remuneration per day and Rs 17,500 monthly, will receive Rs 33,200 while TGTs will now get Rs 33,120 which is Rs 20,000 currently. Similarly, PGTs will receive a salary of Rs 34,100 every month against Rs 22,500. Assistant teachers, who are non-CTET, will get Rs 25,000 which is currently Rs 17,500 and TGT, who now receives Rs 20,000, will get Rs 26,500.

Addressing the assembled teachers Dy CM Manish Sisodia said that with the increase in salaries, improvement in quality is also expected. Sisodia also lauded the efforts of the guest teachers.
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