Diwali Gift: Rajasthan government hikes salary of THESE employees | Personal Finance News

Just two days before Diwali, the Rajasthani government filed a salary review for some 31,000 employees working with different skills. The salary increase was announced by Rajasthani Education Minister BD Kalla. Kalla said the pay scale of approximately 31,473 contract workers, gram panchayat assistants, educational workers and para teachers has been revised and will now receive salaries based on the length of their service period.

Kalla said contract workers, gram panchayat assistants, education workers and para teachers will now receive a salary of Rs 18,500 after nine years of service and Rs 32,000 after 18 years of service. The Rajasthani government approved the increase on 21 October.

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“Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot ji has reviewed the wage scale of contract workers, Gram Panchayat assistants, education workers and para-teachers whose estimated number is 31473. They will now receive a salary of Rs 18500 over 9 years. of service and Rs 32,000 over 18 years of service, ”Kalla said in a tweet.

According to the copy of the order, these posts were transferred under the jurisdiction of the “Rajasthan Contractual Hiring to Civil Post Rules”. The designations of education workers, para teachers and gram panchayat assistants have been changed.

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Former congressional minister and legislator Harish Chaudhary called the announcement a “Diwali gift” for the people of the state government.

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It should be remembered that the Rajasthani government has already announced an increase in Dearness Allowance on September 28 for state government employees and retirees, after the same was announced by the central government. The government of Rajasthan raised the DA from 4% to 38% from the previous 34%. The decision on the increase of the DA benefited about 8 lakh of state government employees and 4.40 lakh of retirees.

The central government announced an increase in the DA in September stating that the 4% increase will take effect from 1 July 2022.


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