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Patna, Jan 13, 2017: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday announced that nearly 3.5 lakh contractual teachers in Bihar will get their wages hiked after the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission in the state.

“Some people are spreading rumours that the contractual teachers are not entitled to availing wage hike after implementation of the 7th Pay Commission. This is wrong and they will get benefits of the pay commission,” Nitish Kumar said in Begusarai district during his on-going Nischay Yatra.


In fact, angry teachers had announced they would go on strike if denied the benefits of the new pay commission.

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It was reported early this week that the state government did not consider these teachers as its staff members.

Most of the contractual school teachers have been recruited between 2006 and 2015. (IANS)


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