Agartala, Sep 21, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk
Tripura government on Tuesday has decided to regularize services of all the 45 TET qualified SSA teachers. Besides, the D El Ed qualified teachers will be given the basic pay with 3 per cent increment.
The council of ministers has taken the final decision in this regard formulating a new scheme.
The benefits will come into force with effect from February 23 this year—the day the High Court of Tripura gave a direction to the state government in this regard. The 3 per cent increment will be enforced from July 1 this year too.
Approximate additional expenditure for implementing the decision has been pegged at Rs 27.09 crore.
Others who have not qualified the D El Ed or are Madhyamik, Higher secondary pass or did not have 50 percent marks, the state government will help them and extend all supports to attain the required qualifications. As soon as the D El Ed teachers will qualify the TET, they will be regularised.
After the Cabinet meeting today Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath and ICA minister Sushanta Chowdhury have told the media that the decisions regarding the SSA teachers were taken keeping in mind the High Court of Tripura directions.
The Education Minister has said, there are total 5175 teachers engaged under the SSA. Among them 2634 are in primary and 2542 are in upper primary level schools.
All of the 45 teachers, who are TET qualified, will be regularised. Besides, D El Ed qualified 4502 SSA Teachers will get the basic pay.
As many as 575 teachers have not yet completed their D El Ed while 54 are either Madhyamik or HS qualified and without 50 percent marks. The state government will fully support them to achieve the targeted qualifications and marks.
The state government has also decided to bring into force the scheme from February 23 2021 – the day High Court asked the state government to take positive steps following a PIL.
“The government could have gone to Supreme Court with SLP. But we did not as we were always sympathetic to the SSA teachers”, Nath said.
“The SSA teachers in the upper primary levels have been getting Rs 27,711 per month. From February 23, 2021 till June this year they will get Rs 35,851. If the 3 percent increment is added to that from this July 1, their monthly pay will be around Rs 36,850”, the Education Minister said and added, “At the same time the primary level teachers who have been getting Rs 21, 907 will get Rs 25,500 till June. Since July when the 3 per cent increment will be added, they will get Rs approximate Rs 26,265”.