The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Principal Secretary (Cabinet Coordination) Brajesh Mehrotra said that in accordance with the decision, contract teachers at primary, secondary and high schools will get a hike of Rs 3,000 in their monthly pay.

Teachers of 205 madarsas would also get a similar hike, he said. Over 2.25 lakh contractual teachers in the state have been agitating for regularization of their jobs and pay parity with regular teachers.

Following the hike, trained contractual teachers appointed by municipal corporation and panchayats would get Rs 11,000 per month while their untrained counterparts would receive Rs10,500.

(JPN/Agencies)

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