Bhubaneswar,26.07.2016 (By Mano Mani Singh)-The teaching and non-teaching employees of the privately managed High School, Madrasa, Sanskrit Tolls and UPME Schools coming under Odisha Education payment of Grant-in- Aid Order-2013 shall receive enhanced Grant-in- Aid at the rate of 25% of their emoluments as on 31/05/2016 with effect from 01/06/2016. An announcement to this effect was made by Sri Debi Prasad Mishra, Minister, School & Mass Education after the revised Grant-in- Aid Order 2016 got the approval of Hon'ble Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik On the demand of the privately managed High Schools, Madrasa, Sanskrit Tolls and ME Schools, a Ministerial Sub-Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Minister and five other Ministers and officials was formed to look into the demands. On the basis of recommendations of the said Sub-Committee and sub- sequent discussion in the matter, the Government after careful consideration have decided for enhancement of the emoluments. Further three percent annual increment shall be granted on such enhanced emoluments to such employees for each completed year of the service. The first such increment shall be effective form 01/06/2017. A total of 31,500 teaching and non-teaching employees of the 3701 schools will be benefited due to revised Grant-in- Aid Order-2016. It includes 28,848 teaching and non-teaching employees of 2608 privately managed High Schools, 272 of 39 Sanskrit Tolls, 1832 of 926 nos of UP(ME) Schools and 548 of 138 Madrasa. In addition to this according to the resolution the private managing committees will be provided with funds to support a new social security scheme for the first time to enable them to cover these employees under Employees Provident Fund Scheme. The detailed modalities in this regard will be formulated by making a scheme in consultation with the Finance Department said Minister Sri Mishra. As an interim measure, an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh will be released to the next of the kin of any employee covered under Grant-in- Aid 2013, who dies while in service and in case of permanent incapacitation, an ex-gratia of Rs. 1.5 lakh will be released in respect of such employees. The detailed modalities will be formulated by making a scheme in consultation with the Finance Department. It has been estimated that the State Government have to bear an amount of Rs 129.26 crores due to this enhancement. Smt Ranjana Chopra, Secretary, School & Mass Education and Sri Ratnakar Rout, Director, Secondary Education were present during pronouncement made by Minister Sri Mishra.