Itanagar: April 05, 2012
Arunachal Pradesh government has released an amount of over 98 crore for paying the salary of teachers serving under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).
“The arrears from May last year to March this year has been released and will be paid to the teachers soon,” Education Minister Bosiram Siram informed during a function at Pasighat in East Siang district yesterday, official sources said.
Sources said that as per the new salary slab, Junior Teachers (JT) working under SSA would get Rs 26, 543 per month while Assistant Teachers (AT) would draw a salary of Rs 21,175 which, is almost at par with a regular teacher’s salary. Earlier JT and AT teachers under SSA were drawing Rs.8, 500 and Rs 7,500 respectively. Siram also informed that the government would ensure timely release of the salary of SSA teachers which had been the long standing demands of the teaching community, sources said.