Orissa government doubles teachers’ salaries

December 5th, 2007

Following is an excerpt from a report in Pioneer.

Henceforth, headmasters of the eligible block-grant schools will be regarded as secretaries of the school management committees. They will enjoy the power of the disbursing authority. The Government will send the salaries of the teachers and other staffs in the account of the headmasters for disbursement. Earlier, secretaries of the management committee received the money, for which various problems cropped up. The same principle will also be applicable for the ME School teachers.

The Government doubled the salaries of the High and ME School teachers. As the Government has not been able to provide full grants to the schools due to an MoU signed by the then Congress Government in 1999 with the Centre, it has decided to double the block grant amount given to the schools. Henceforth, a Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) will receive a salary of Rs 3,330 instead of Rs 1,579. A Sanskrit and a Hindi teacher will receive salary of Rs 2,997 instead of Rs 1,523. A Physical Education Teacher (PET) will get Rs 2,398 instead of Rs 1,218, a clerk Rs 2,031 instead of Rs 1,072 and a Peon Rs 1,698 instead of Rs 846.

Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai said teachers and staff of the 100 girls’ high schools, high schools of 169 Gram Panchayats (GPs), 102 ‘Left’ High Schools and another 59 High Schools would benefit. "The Government will have to bear an additional expenditure of Rs 167 crore on this account only," he said.

He further said the ME Schools would receive a block-grant of nearly Rs 68 lakh instead of Rs 33 lakh. Those ME Schools and High Schools eligible to receive block-grant by June, 2004, will come under the block-grant-fold. All the decisions would come into effect from April 2008.

Entry Filed under: BSE Odisha,K-12

11 Writeup

  • 1. indramani patra  |  April 24th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    all govt. high school teacher posted by direct govt. all teachers fully high qualified. but govt do not justified to them. so govt should take good response about high school contract teacher.

  • 2. Chitta Baral  |  April 24th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I hope you are not one of those teachers teaching English in a high school.

  • 3. AMIT KUMAR BAG  |  June 5th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    The hindi teacher posts in high schools of bolangir distict are still vacance.It shiuld be fullfill ,not for the teachers only but also to improve the knowledge of hindi language in western orissa.thanks AMIT KUMAR BAG(M.A,PARANGAT IN HINDI)

  • 4. Dr. H.Jena  |  November 2nd, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Why Odissa government is so greedy in paying salary to school teachers. Government should pay the salary to teachers as per the 6th pay commission recommendations. Because teachers are persons who trains the mould the minds of the children. If the children are good then the future citizens of the state will be good.


  • 5. Hrudananda Pradhan  |  November 25th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    i m a B.Tech student. Waiting for the last semester result.

  • 6. Sarat Chandra  |  June 23rd, 2010 at 11:16 pm


    Is there any news about posting for High School(contractual/regular) and Primary school(SS) teachers in 2010 in Orissa?

    I would like to do a teacher job in my state Orissa.

    Please anybody give current info about advertisement regarding this.

    Your response will be appreciated.

    Thank you

  • 7. Indramani Patra  |  August 21st, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Why Orissa Govt is not paying salary last 10 months to govt high school contractual teacher?How they will manage their family?Again govt issuing fatwa wear dress code.Very sad.

  • 8. sushil  |  September 18th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    It is unfortunate that govt of orissa is trying to whip its decisions on teachers. Teacher’s job which was earlier considered as a very noble job is now being treated like a factory workers job.Teachers are not being given respect, rather seen with suspicions now a days. While the govt is trying enforce discipline by using dress code, the govt itself is not ready to deliver its duties.
    A teacher is now facing the problems like: (i) salary of a contract teacher is very low. (ii) the problem gets compounded with payment not being given for more than 8 -9 months at a stretch, (iii) after 8-9 months, payment for only 3 months being given and rest of the months salary is kept as arrears.
    There are other problems like students not getting text books etc,teachers being employed for other works except teaching.

    While the people outside of the state perceive orissa govt as efficient govt, it is shocking to know the above facts about the teachers. The govt is trying to armtwist the teachers, but not ready to perform its own duties. At least giving the meagre salary promised to the contract teachers at regular intervals can put their mind at ease.

  • 9. Tapan kumar Samantroy  |  January 24th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Teachers job in orissa has gone haywares. My point is about the bureaucrats & the lawmakers who make such rash rules without observing the pros &cons of what they make. Do they follow the same what they are doctoring ? it is easy to make such rules when u are not the follower.Discipline is to be nourished in blood & by spirit not in uniforms making vendors for vested interests.i hope the administration is also aware that when a uniform is mandatory it is sponsered by the very organisation itself like the Army/Any public sector organisation.So lastly i am not a great adviser rather than a triggering for a better culture in education circle

  • 10. Pranaya Kumar Behera  |  May 8th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I want to know about the salary of a scout / guide teacher ( new joining).

  • 11. sadasiv sahu  |  August 26th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    it is a matter of regret. teachers serving since 15 years(1994)are getting very low salary like a coli.as a high school teacher they should get pay of sixth pay commision


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