After six years, the Karnataka State government has revised the monthly remuneration of government primary and high school guest teachers and hiked it by Rs 2,500. School teacher’s good news here, Govt hiked salary after 6 years. With this, high school guest teacher will be getting Rs 10,500 and primary school teachers will be getting Rs 10,000 per month.
Across the Karnataka, around 29,000 teachers good news will benefit with effect retrospectively from May 16, 2022. With this, high school guest teacher will be getting Rs 10,500 and primary school teachers will be getting Rs 10,000 per month. After huge protests with various demands, including a hike in their remuneration, government degree college guest lectures have been receiving hiked salaries from January 14, 2022.
It was hiked from Rs 13,000 to Rs 32,000 for those who have got master’s degree in a particular subject, along with NET, SLET, and PhD. It was hiked from Rs 11,000 to Rs 28,000 for those with master’s degree, without NET, SLET or PhD. Currently, the Department of Public Instruction is paying Rs 8,000 to the high school guest teachers and Rs 7,500 to primary school teachers.
After degree college lecturers, the government schools guest teachers also raised their voice against low remuneration and demanded revision. Following this, Commissioner of the Department of Public Instruction had submitted the report to the government recommending revision. They had suggested hike to Rs 12,000 for primary and Rs 15,000 for high school teacher.
Finally, the State government took the decision to hike the remuneration by Rs 2,500 and give teachers good news . The order was issued on June 18. Vishal R., Commissioner, Department of Public Instruction, told media, “This academic year we appointed 24,000 guest teachers for primary schools and 5,000 guest teachers for high schools. The revised remuneration will be applicable for all these guest teachers, effective from May 16.”
PU teachers put forth demand too A.H. Ningegowda, president, Government PU College Lecturers’ Association, said, “Across the State, around 5,000 guest lecturers are working in various PU colleges. But they are getting a paltry Rs 8,000 per month. So, I request the government that they hike our salaries like they have done for government degree college guest lecturers and government school guest teachers. We are demanding a hike of Rs 5,000.”