Higher salaries for Delhi 'guest teachers' approved

New Delhi, March 2: Salaries of "guest teachers" in Delhi government schools have been significantly hiked, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Thursday.

Sisodia told the media that Lt Governor Anil Baijal had given his approval to the increase in the salaries of the 17,000 'guest teachers' in all three categories.

The salaries would go up from Rs 21,000 to Rs 34,000, from Rs 18,000 to Rs 33,000 and from Rs 16,000 to Rs 32,000 a month, Sisodia said.

"Now 'guest teachers' will be able to lead a dignified life," he said. "It is a move towards providing quality education."

The 'guest teachers' are on contractual jobs and have been demanding for years that their salaries needed to be hiked.