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Pay revision of block grant schools linked with performance

Posted on Nov 23, 04:57PM | UNI

The Odisha government today decided to revise upward the block grants given to teachers and non-teaching staff of Block grants High Schools, Upper Primary Middle English Schools and Block Grant Girls High Schools.

The state cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, decided that both the teaching and non-teaching staff of 1594 Block grant High Schools, 916 UP (ME) schools and 92 Block Grant Girls High Schools would get 60 per cent of the salary recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission plus grade pay and 11 per cent DA.

Briefing newspersons after the meeting, Chief Secretary B K Patnaik told newspersons here that the upward revision of the scale would put an additional financial burden to the tune of Rs 65.58 core on the state exchequer per annum.

Earlier, the teaching and non-teaching staff of the above schools were getting 60 per cent of the salary recommended by the Fifth pay Commission.

Mr Patnaik said the staff would get the new scale with retrospective effect from April one,2012.

The Chief Secretary said the Cabinet decided to link the grant with the performance of the high schools to improve the quality of education.

He said the high schools whose average pass percentage during the last three years in the Annual Class X examination was less than 50 per cent would not be eligible to get the revised pay scale.

The high schools which have average cent per cent result during the last three years would get 80 per cent of scale recommended by the sixth pay commission.

Mr Patnaik said the evaluation would be made every year and the scale would be fixed after calculating the average on the basis of last three years' results of a school.

The formula, however, would not be applicable to M E Schools, he said.The incentive to be given to better performing high schools would cost around Rs 25 crore to the state, he said.

The incentive system would be made effective from April one this year, he said.