Temp teachers told to fight for permanent status or accept golden handshake

Kathmandu, September 17

In a bid to maintain a better record of temporary school teachers in government schools, the Department of Education has asked the teachers to fill out a form mentioning their details as per the Education Bill, Eighth Amendment by September 26.

The Bill has provided temporary teachers with two options — either to fight for permanent status through internal competition, or opt for golden handshake on the basis of the years of teaching.

Under the golden handshake scheme, those who have been teaching on a temporary basis for five to ten years will be granted money equivalent to half-month salary per year, while teachers with ten to fifteen years of work experience will be entitled to one month’s salary per year.

Likewise, temporary teachers with more than 15 years woof work experience will be provided with one-and-a-half month salary per year.