Kathmandu Mayor Balen urges private schools to provide equal salaries to teachers

Published On: June 29, 2023 12:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 29: Balendra Shah, the mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), has directed private schools operating within the metropolis to ensure that their teachers receive salaries on a par with those of public school teachers.

Mayor Shah took to social media on Thursday, urging private school teachers to contact the education department of KMC if they are not receiving the government-mandated salaries and benefits. He acknowledged that complaints have been filed regarding the salaries of teachers in private schools within the metropolis.

Citing Section 12 (7) (g) of the Education Act, 2028 BS, Mayor Shah emphasized that teachers in private schools should receive salaries without any reduction as per the salary scale set by the Government of Nepal.

He further highlighted Rule 68 of the KMC School Education Management Regulations, 2074 BS, which explicitly states that the salaries, allowances, pensions, gratuities, and other benefits of teachers and employees should not be reduced, in accordance with federal education laws. 

Consequently, Mayor Shah instructed that teachers in private schools, referred to as institutional schools, should be entitled to the same salary benefits as teachers in community schools within the metropolis.

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