Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced abolition of block grant system and implementation of grant-in-aid system for the teachers in the state.
“The block grant system has been abolished and replaced with grant-in-aid system. This will benefit teachers to uplift quality of education. I request teachers to go back to their respective schools and colleges and start teaching,” said Patnaik.
Notably, the school and college teachers had been on strike for the last 17 days. They called off their strike following the announcement by the Chief Minister.
School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra said the teachers, under the grant-in-aid system, would be entitled to get basic pay, grade pay and increments.
However, the minister clarified that the 7th Pay Commission recommendations would not be applicable to these teachers.