About 4 lakh employed teachers of Bihar will now be called state employees. Along with getting the approval of Bihar School Special Teacher Manual 2023 in the meeting of Nitish Cabinet, the Education Department also notified it. Under this, the teachers employed will take the competency test and contribute to the allotted school. Along with his contribution, he will be called a special teacher. Along with this, they will start getting the pay scale and other benefits as per the teachers reinstated by Bihar Public Service Commission. Three chances will be given to pass the competency test. If he fails even in the third attempt, he will remain a local body teacher and the education department will consider him separately. Preparations are underway to conduct the competency test from the Bihar School Examination Board.
promotion after eight years
Special teachers of Bihar will get promotion after eight years. The specialized teachers of primary (classes one to five) will become specialized teachers of middle school (classes six to eight) after eight years. At the same time, the special teacher of middle school will become the senior special teacher of the same school after eight years. This has been discussed in detail in the Bihar School Special Teacher Manual, 2023.
Similarly, special teachers of secondary school (classes 9-10) will become special teachers of higher secondary school (classes 11-12) after eight years. At the same time, the special teacher of higher secondary will be the senior special teacher of the same class after eight years. The manual also states that promotions to higher level schools will be made according to the vacancies available.
Special teachers will get the benefit of salary protection. That means, the already employed teachers who are currently getting higher salary will get its benefit in future too. They will not receive salary less than this. The per month salary of special teachers of primary class will be Rs 5,000 more than the planned salary. The basic salary of employed primary teachers is Rs 21,290, while for special teachers it has been fixed at Rs 25,000. If the basic salary is higher then other allowances will also be available. However, this is the minimum salary that a newly appointed person gets. Those teachers who have been appointed since last ten years are getting higher salary.