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Odisha hikes salaries of contractual medical teachers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday announced a hike in salaries of medical teachers appointed on contract basis in government-run medical colleges in the state with effect from January 1.

The Professors will now get Rs 1.25 lakh per month instead of Rs 90,000, Associate Professors Rs 1 lakh instead of Rs 75,000 and Assistant Professors Rs 75,000 instead of Rs 60,000, Health Minister Pratap Jena said.

The salaries will be increased by 3 per cent annually if their work is found satisfactory, he said.

The government move is aimed at attracting and retaining faculty in newly opened medical colleges at Baripada and Koraput.

Three medical colleges are coming up at Balangir, Balasore and Puri. -IANS

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