Chandigarh, Nov 7 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced to enhance the honorarium of guest teachers in the state by 30 per cent, thus giving them an additional benefit of Rs one crore.
The Chief Minister said that as a result of this decision, a school lecturer would have to take 30 periods per week and the rate would be enhanced from Rs 80 per period to Rs 105 per period.
In case of masters, lecturers taking 36 periods per week would get remuneration at the rate of Rs 70 per period instead of Rs 55. In case of Hindi, Sanskrit and Punjabi teachers taking 39 period per week remuneration would be at the rate of Rs 65 per period instead of Rs 50 earlier.
Mr Hooda said drawing teachers taking 39 periods per week would be paid at a rate of Rs 60 per period as against Rs 45 earlier. Also, the JBT teachers teaching full day would be paid at a rate of Rs 295 per day instead of Rs 225.
Haryana Education Minister Mange Ram Gupta, while expressing gratitude to the Chief Minister for his decision to provide benefit to the guest faculty, said the honorarium of guest teachers was fixed two years ago and its rates were fixed in relation to estimated monthly salary of regular teachers that would be at the lowest of the pay-scale.
He said rates of remuneration for guest faculty were fixed in November, 2005 and since then the hike of dearness allowance for regular government employees has reached 40 per cent to 41 per cent of the pay. While the regular government employees would have got about 25 to 30 per cent increase in their salary by way of two increments and instalments of dearness allowance during last two years, the guest faculty was, requesting an enhance ment in their remuneration keeping in view the rise in price index.
He said that a delegation of Haryana Rajkiya Adhyapak Sangh had requested to enhance the remuneration of guest faculty.