Pay Boost to Part-Timers in India

Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee found favor with part-time teachers in the state-aided colleges across Bengal when the government decided to take up a proposal to enhance their pay despite a funds crunch. “I am shocked to learn that part-time teachers in colleges are getting a paltry sum between Rs 1,000 ($22.14) and Rs 2,000 ($44.28) per month. This is humiliating. We have decided to raise their salaries at the earliest,” Bhattacharjee said in October at the 76th state conference of the West Bengal College and University Teacher’s Association. “Those who teach in undergraduate colleges as part-time lecturers in lieu of […]
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