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School teachers to finally get increment due since 2013

Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government on Tuesday announced that school teachers who had not received their annual increment from 2013 as they did not have teacher's training, will now receive the same.
State Education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Tuesday that there are a good number of teachers in primary, secondary as well as higher secondary schools, who had not received their annual increment since 2013, as they did not have teacher's training.
"Our government has made arrangements for teacher's training and by 2015, the teachers have successfully completed their training. So we have decided to give their due increment," Chatterjee told reporters.
It may be mentioned that the previous Left Front government had come out with a notification in 2009, stating that untrained teachers should also receive their annual increment. However, as they did not take any steps for arranging teacher's training, the problem persisted. "Now, we have done the needful in imparting training," a senior official of the state Education department said. "We will be awarding the annual increment of these teachers at a flat rate up till 2015. Nearly 12,000 teachers will be benefited by this step of the government," Chatterjee reiterated.
The teachers' organisations have welcomed the move of the government.
It may be mentioned that the results for the recruitment of teachers in class IX and X in the state schools will be announced by School Service Commission (SSC) soon. The total number of vacancies stands at around 12,500.
The results for recruitment of teachers in physical education and work education has already been announced on February 1.

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