Salary Hike For VOAs: KCR

Hyderabad: A�Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to hike the salaries of Village Organization Assistants (VOA).

There are 18,405 VOAs working in the State with salaries ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 1500 per month. They are paid salaries based on the respective Village organizations, strength of members and the financial situation

The VOAs are upset that there is no match between the kind of work they are doing and the salaries that are paid to them. They wanted the government to pay salary from the amount paid by the village organizations. In the united AP State, VOAs had represented their case to the government on a number of occasions but nobody responded. Against this backdrop,A� the CM held a special meeting with the VOAs in Pragathi Bhavan here on Wednesday. He gave a patient hearing to their problem

He assured that each and every VOA in the State would get a salary of Rs 5000 per month. The Village Committees will pay Rs 2000 and the government will pay Rs 3000. He said that the government would give its share through SERP. The Supervisors should ensure that the Village Organizations would pay Rs 2000 as their share to the VOA.(NSS)

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