Salary hike withdrawn, SSA teachers protest
SSA Teachers were given Rs 8,000 as salary at the time of recruitment in 2005 and later in 2007, their salary was increased to Rs 9,500. In 2008, the system of increment (3 per cent every year) was started and accordingly it was given in 2009. It was also promised that next increment would be given in 2010.
An order circulated in all schools by the SSA Society on August 26 read: “It has been decided that no annual increment shall be allowed to any official in order to bring all contractual employees working in UT Education Department and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Society at par.”
On March 15, 2010 Project Appraisal Board, MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) had sanctioned the salary of regular TGT (Trained Graduate Teachers) SSA teachers to Rs 18,330, Rs 18,890, Rs 19,460 and Rs 20,050. Similarly JBT (Junior Basic Teachers) salary was fixed as Rs 14,570, Rs 15,020, Rs 15,470 and Rs 15,940 as per seniority.
On March 19, 2010 Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Society, UT, Chandigarh issued a public notice in some of the national newspapers declaring the
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