Hyderabad: Government has enhanced salaries of contract lecturers from Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 27,000 and the increased amount would be paid from the New Year itself.
GO has been issued in this connection on Saturday. The decision would benefit 3,796 contract lecturers across the State.
The scheme of engaging contract faculty was introduced in the year 2000 in the united Andhra Pradesh. Initially lecturers were hired on contract on payment of honorarium of Rs. 4,000 per month for urban areas and Rs. 5,000 per month in tribal and rural areas. Following several representations by the contract lecturers, the same was increased to Rs. 18,000 per month for both rural and urban area lecturers in 2011.
However, a section of the Telangana State Government Contract Lecturers Association, particularly those working in degree colleges, are opposing the G.O. stating that as per the earlier promises the increased amount has to be given from January 2016 thus denying 11 months enhanced salary.