Para teachers to get salary hike and other facilities: Partha Chatterjee

Para teachers will soon get a salary hike along with a bunch of other facilities that will come their way soon, said Partha Chatterjee, Education Minister on Thursday.

The minister has said that previously various teachers’ organisation had placed several demands one of which was a hike in salary by 50 per cent.

The para teachers, so far, could not avail the facility of employees’ provident fund (EPF) but EPF facilities, as confirmed by the minister, would be given to them soon.

Partha Chatterjee also said that maternity leave of women para teachers would be increased to 180 days from 135 days.

With the enhancement of facilities and salary hike, however, comes expectation of better services from them. Criteria of eligibility would be changed with many changes like age bar and other degree related requirements coming in place.

Furthermore, from now on para teachers would get only one day to locate young students from the adjoining areas instead of two as before.

“With increased facilities, come better qualities of services. Society has an expectation from them and surely they are doing good job and they will continue to do so,” said the education minister.