Delhi Government on Monday hiked the monthly salary of over 280 school language teachers by upto hundred per cent, heeding to their long-pending demand to make their emoluments on par with their colleagues.
The teachers were employed by language academies in government schools as a part of language development programme.
The decision to hike their salary was taken at a cabinet meeting presided by chief minister Sheila Dikshit.
"Delhi Cabinet today (Monday) decided to hike monthly remuneration of 282 teachers deployed by Language Academies in government schools," Dikshit said later.
As per the government decision, a post graduate teacher (PGT) will get a salary monthly salary of Rs 23,265 instead of current Rs 13,160. The monthly salary of a trained graduate teacher (TGT) teacher has been fixed at Rs 22,935 against current Rs 11,140.
The language teachers were appointed to teach students languages such as Punjabi, Sanskrit and Urdu. They were engaged on part-time basis in 2002 and in 2008 they were made full-time teachers.
The Cabinet also allowed the retired teachers to retain government accommodation if they were again employed.
Government had re-employed over 1,000 teachers last year for two years after superannuation of their services. These teachers will now be able to continue their stay in government accomodation.