Allowance support for low-income teachers

Teachers will receive an added allowance of VND200,000 if their basic salary is around VND2.1 million (Photo: Dan Thuy)

Leaders of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee have decided to support low-income teachers with an added allowance for the next nine months.

The city People’s Committee will pay VND200, 000 (nearly US$10) a month to every city schoolteacher. Teachers whose basic salary is around VND2.1million will receive the sum of VND200, 000 per month. This takes effect from April to December 2011.

The People’s Committee also submitted its proposal to subsidize the salary increase to the Council Committee.

The allowance will soar by 40 percent for personnel in the education sector in disadvantaged communes of the city’s suburban districts such as Can Gio, Nha Be, Binh Chanh, Hoc Mon and Cu Chi. Under the proposal, the subsidy will hike from VND500, 000 to VND700, 000 per head per month.

By H.Hg - Translated by Dan Thuy

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