Assam State finance and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a press meet said that the state government will hike the wages of the mid-day meal workers of the schools by Rs. 500.
“The state government will add additional Rs. 500 to the existing salary of the mid-day meal workers. Both the cook and helper will get these hiked wages with effect from April 1. At present, they get Rs. 1,000 per from the Government of India,” the minister said.
Notably, the hiked wages for the period of April to October will be deposited to the bank accounts of the workers before the Durga Puja.
Further, Himanta Biswa stated that there are 1,18,998 mid-day meal staff in the state and finance department has already approved the fund of Rs. 34 crore and 20 lakh for their wages.
In addition to the fund allotted by GOI for Mid-Day Meal Cook-cum-helpers in the state, an additional amount of ₹500 each per month (total ₹59.49 cr) will be provided by GoA with effect from 1st April 2020. Happy.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) October 13, 2020