Bhopal, December 30: Giving New Year gift to Adhyapak (Teachers) cadre, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to give them 6th Pay Scale from January 1, 2016. The decision will benefit 1.84 lakh Adhyapaks in the state. It will entail a fiscal burden of Rs.1125 crore on the state exchequer.
Giving information about extension of Pay Scale to Adhyapaks the Chief Minister Chouhan informed that since the year 2004, the state government has been showing maximum concern towards the teachers who raise future generations. The contractual teachers appointed earlier were made Adhyapaks and then Adhyapak cadre was formally constituted. The state government has constantly increased their wages and honorarium.
The Chief Minister said that he feels happy while saying that the government has received better results. These days, students studying in government schools are succeeding in prestigious exams like IIT and IIM. For this, the Chief Minister congratulated government school teachers imparting teaching with dutifulness. He said that despite drawing low salaries and honorarium, teachers have paid maximum attention to children’s education. He said that results of government schools in Board exams have also improved.
The Chief Minister said that it is now turn of the government to have concern for teachers. Therefore, the state government has decided to give 6th Pay Scale to Adhyapaks from January 1, 2016 which was earlier scheduled to be given from September 1, 2017.
Gratitude to Minister Rajendra Shukla
Meanwhile, office-bearers of Azad Adhyapak Sangh met Energy, Mineral Resources and Public Relations, New & Renewable Minister Rajendra Shukla at Rewa and expressed gratitude towards him for giving 6th Pay Scale to state’s school teachers. Sangh’s office-bearers said that PR Minister Shukla’s thinking has always been positive towards welfare of teachers to ensure quality education. As a result of it, the demands of teachers and Adhyapaks were fulfilled and pay scale sanctioned to them. (firstname.lastname@example.org)