Grant of ‘A’ category Pay Scale to Primary School Teachers

Provided in-service teachers will be allowed ‘A’ category scale of pay from the date of attainment of such qualification of D.El.Ed. However persons already possessing D.El.Ed qualification before their entry as a Pry. School Teacher, may be also be allowed.


No. 209-SE (EE)/PTTI-7/2011, Date: 04.03.2013

From: S. C. Ghosh,
Joint Secretary, School Education Deptt.

To: The Chairman,
District Primary School Council, Purba Medinipur
P.O. Tamluk, Dist.: Purba Medinipur.

Subject: Grant of ‘A’ category scale of Pay to the Primary School Teachers.


In inviting a reference to your letter vide No 1926/ES dt. 09.01.2013 and without prejudice to earlier orders of this Department in this regard I am directed to say that in terms of order of the National Council for Teacher Education vide No 62-5/2008/NCTE/N&S (Pt)/A53953 dt. 04.07.2012 and subsequent clarifications issued by this Deptt. vide No. 389(38)-SE(EE)/PTTI-7/2011 dt. 13.08.2012 and 801(38)-SE(EE)/PTTI-7/2011 dt. 02.11.2012 the following categories of Primary School Teachers shall be treated as trained teachers and they may be allowed ‘A’ category scale of pay:-

i) Teachers who have completed 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education (D. El. Ed) from NCTE recognised institutions before/after their entry in service:

Provided in-service teachers will be allowed ‘A’ category scale of pay from the date of attainment of such qualification of D.El.Ed. However persons already possessing D.El.Ed qualification before their entry as a Pry. School Teacher, may be allowed ‘A’ category scale of pay at the time of their joining the post.

ii) Teachers completed one year Diploma in Primary Teacher Training Course and appointed after 31.12.2005 and subsequently covered one year Bridge Course through NCTE recognised Institution:

Provided such category of teachers may be allowed ‘A’ category scale of pay from the date of their joining the post or the date of attainment of the qualification whichever is later.

iii) Teachers who have attained 1 yr./ 2 yrs. Diploma in Elementary Education from State recognised institutions and appointed as teacher on or before 31.12.2005 shall be treated as ‘trained teacher’:

iv) Teachers who have attained degree/diploma viz. D.Ed (Special Education) or B.Ed. (Special Education) from RCI recognised institution and subsequently covered a 6 months’ course in elementary education from NCTE recognised institution.

v) Teachers who possessed B. Ed degree and appointed before 01.01.2012 and subsequently completed 6 months’ course from NCTE recognised institution in elementary education.

vi) Teachers appointed prior to 01.07.1996 and also obtained B.ED/ B.T. / PGBT degree / diploma prior to 01.07.1996 may be allowed ‘A’ category scale of pay.

The above guidelines may be followed in disposal of matters related to granting of ‘A’ category scale of pay to Primary School Teachers.

Yours faithfully

Sd/- Joint Secretary

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  • satyabrata

    If D.el.ed & B.ed degree are equivalant then what need for six months course.

    Please send me answer…..

  • debasish

    the exat date of a catagory is it result publication date or last date of d el ed final examination

  • animesh

    no one has the idea regarding the the hs scale or salary structure after securing dled degree. Is there anyone who can satisfy me by giving a perfect information…………………………. oterwise this is a voghassssssssss site

  • Satinath Banerjee

    In addition to my earlier post dated 25 Feb 14. Pl find the copy of the Subject Certificate of H.S. If, School Education Department ,still ignore the issue (already represented by Central Govt and other EXSM in Service Teacher, another lot a administrative problem for West Bengal Govt as well as the affected person is going to take place. Because the 100% authenticity of the Certificate, leaves no doubt In terms its’ acceptability and fulfills each criteria of eligibility, as the State Govt and School Education Department sought for, in its Notification.

  • Satinath Banerjee

    I am an Ex-Serviceman (Indian Air Force) This Comment is not being initialised from a particular ‘in service Primary Teachers’. Number of times it is brought to the consent of School Education Department not only by the individual teachers (Primary), BUT all the ex-servicemen (now Primary Teachers, Min of Def, GOI, Cabinet Secreteriat, Min of Pers. with copy of policies, copy of a valid Certificate “as passing an equivalent to H.S.Exam, Senior Seconery, P.U.(XI,XII) with 50% marks obtained ineach Subject, authorised as valid for all the States of Union Territory, for all the pupose including consideration for any service and for further educational pupose also. Recognition and affiiation of at least 15 universities, with a special status given by the Central Govt Cabinet Secc. as authorised, recognised, affiliated by the University of India. A genuine Certificate of passing equiv. to H.S. and all the policy and letters alongwith a request for reconcilation , have been forwarded to the School Education Department by the GOI, and all the effected persons . But not a single reply is neither sent to Centrl Government, nor the people concerned. I would like to again request the School Edn Deptt, West Bengal to sort out the issue, well before it comes to anend. NCTE, is a departnent of under Central Govt, under Min of Pers, Min of HRD. They cannot object into this matter. Only your department is keeping quite to make a conclusion over it. Tile will elapsed, the whole proceeding may leads to legal hazards. Having in possession of Eq. to H.S. Certificate, a special status of Ex-Serviceman, will definitely, come under judiciary, and the School Education Deptt, has to accept the whole thing , indue course. A mass petition is going to be filed, if the issue is not squash up before that. The Certificate of H.S. fulfills all the criter4ian, asked by the NCTE, School Edn Deptt, WB.

  • Rajib chand

    I Want to know about the details of ‘A’ category scale(pay scale)

  • Ashok Pradhan

    I am teacher of a primary school in Darjeeling district under Kurseong circle appointed in the year 1997 but I have not gone through the teachers training course because of that still I am in the B CATEGORY. So is there any posibilities to go through the teachers training?

  • Satyajit Mukherjee

    I have qualified in TET 2012. Non trained, Graduate…. (Primary).. How much will get as salary in the first month?



    • Satyajit Mukherjee


  • pradip

    what pay scale should i get after completing d.i.ed cource.i joined on 3rd march 2011.having 50%h.s ,graduation,m.a. pradip muhuri

  • Subrata Sarkar

    7 oct,2013 paper er kabor anujayi koochbehar er pst kabor ta ektu explain karle valo hay

  • Sarbo islam

    Jara parimary te h.s 50% d.el.ed qualification nie notun join korbe…tader basic pay garade koto hobe total salary koto hbe???

  • Dibakar Datta

    Primary Teacher der H.S scale a salary ki January 2014 theke habe naki? Ai rakhom kono order hoyechhe naki?

    • Nikhoj hazra

      ami 2004 October e join korechi .graduated ,one year trained .amake ki abar one year training korte hobe .please janaben .

  • abhisek roy

    H.S scale r A category jinis ta ek noy.untrained teacher ra trained hobar por A category te asben with grade pay 2600(minimum starting 6325 instead of 5860).but when the minimum qualification is upgraded from madhyamik to H.S then what would be the payscale? Is it7100-37600 with grade pay 3600?ROPA te bola achhe j teacher der minimum qualification diploma( equivalent to H.S) hole tara 7100-37600 payscale paben with grade pay 3600.tahole ei scale primary teacher ra paben na keno?

    • debasis

      jani kono din govt. oi scale debe na. tao ashai roilam.

      • amit

        govt na dile high court case kore ni te hobe ama der perfect salary and ama der lorte hobe, ami jani sob primary teacher lorbe. good luck.

        • rahul

          right u r . in that case we all r united..

    • xxx

      hobe wait kor

    • rahul

      tumi amar mukher katha chhiniye nile, bondhu… tobe onek confusion achhe . lets wait and see . mone hochche 5 bochor wait korte hobe. tobe din asche, no doubt. valoi hobe ja hobe. RTE ACT 2009 jug jug jio .



  • Biswajit Duley

    Dear sir,
    Ami 2010 sale primarite join korechi, bartamane ami 3ti incriment payechi.amar prosno holo jadi h.s scale chalu hoi tabe amader BP kivabe hiseb kara habe?jara natun H.S scale join korbe tader saman habe na amra siniar hisebe besi BP pabo? Plz janaben.

  • joy sarkar

    amar appointment 2005 er june,ami madhyamik pass o one year basic training prapto, aamar ki H.S.Compulsury?


    If H.S.scale will be started after 31march 2015,then what’s the stucture of scale?

  • pintu

    A grade starting salary koto? kon kon district a chalu achey.

  • Priyanka

    general transfer er result kobe ber hobe?

  • Shreya Dey

    Ami july 2000 e chakri peyechi 2004-05 e 1year ptti traning niyechi ami HS pass number 41% ami bartamane HT amar akhonkar basic 12810 ami HT hoyechi 2011 march e tahole amar prasna ami ki HS scale anujayi salary pai jadi na pai tahole akhon HS scale e basic kata habe

  • pradip

    ami 03.03.2013 tarikh join completed M.A. ami after d.l.d koto pay scale pabo.west bengal pradip

  • Partha

    When the govt. Should given the A category scale can tell anybody? It should be parity with other state because minimum qalification is same through out the country as per RTE 2009

  • gour karmaker

    coochbehar district ki a grade pay diche?

    • amit

      amar 2002 joining.2009-11 session e 2yrs D.El.Ed korechi.aj porjanto A category scale pai ni.ekhono B category teacher,GP 2300/-

  • Dev

    My appoinment date is 11.2.10 and got 47% marks in HS. but i am Bsc Graduate (2004). Am i eligible to get 1 year ODL bridge course? Waiting for your reply.

    • debasis

      Obviously you are eligible for 1 year ODL bridge course .

  • Tapas Ray

    Hooghly District is giving A grade to all teachers who have done one year PTTI course and also given them Head teacher appointment.why other district will not give?

    • debasis

      Aj kal kar dine Head Teacher hoya mane koyak bachar ayu kome jaoa.


    How Much Basic Salary after 31 march 2015 after Traning as per H.S. Basis.

    • debasis

      Totally depend on govt . But according to govt rule H.S.scale is BASIC PAY=9600/- & DA,HR MEDICALS as Admissible..


    Is it True?

    Ami sunechhi je 18 bachhor service hoye gele untrained teacher rao “A” grade salary paan on existing rule. Is it True? Jodi sotti hoi tahole agami diner jonno uporer chithhi te, kono assurance nei keno?


    My date of joining-23/02/2001 , ptti in 1996- 1997 of 1 year. Am I A grade teacher.

    • Bholanath Ghosal

      You are b grade teacher.

    • T.Roy

      Mr. Tapas Chakraborty
      Pls refer to Memo No. 209-SE (EE)/PTTI-7/2011, Date: 4.03.2013

      As per the memo’s no.
      iii) Teachers who have attained 1 yr./ 2 yrs. Diploma in Elementary Education from State recognised institutions and appointed as teacher on or before 31.12.2005 shall be treated as ‘trained teacher’.

      So, I think U are eligible for Cat. ‘A’ , i.e., Grade Pay 2600.

      But, I think you should be drawing the ‘A’ i.e., Grade Pay 2600 right now (i.e., from your date of joinning itself). And, yes as per the memo, U do not need to undergo any Bridge Course.

  • Subrata Majumdar

    At one year odl dled course for inservice teachears , peresents on class regularly is necessary? Please inform on my mail


    Dear sir,I am graduate but Ihave no 50% marks at am I eligible as in service teacher to get D.EL.ED course …….

    • Bholanath Ghosal

      Yes,you are eligible to get d.el.ed

  • Ruhul Amin

    I want to know abaut.. A grade pay scal

  • saikh kutubuddi

    saikh.kutubuddin Bsc ptti traned . date of joining 28/08/01997 Ptti Training 1999 – 2000 ami ki HS scale pabo

    • saikh.kutubuddin

      HS scale khokhan suru habe

      • Bholanath Ghosal

        1st april,2015

        • debasis

          Ke bollo tomai, Right to education rule a bola ache Its totally depend on state govt.Ichha korle govt Hs scale karjokari nao korte pare. Akhon abdhi ja obostha HS scale karjokari hoya Impossible .

  • pinku

    Now my pay structure is (with memo no.402(30) date 18/04/2013 DPSC Uttar Dinajpur)

    BASIC – 9110
    DA — 4737
    HRA — 1367
    MA — 300
    TOTAL — 15514

    • debasis

      you already get new structure’s salary . Congrats . But if HS scale activate ,then you will get Basic pay =9890/- & DA,HR,MEDICAL as admissible.

    • utpal bag

      Ami Gurap, Hooghly te D.ed , ODL MODE kor6i. But institutions 8000/- taka donation chai6e . Kintu Ami debo na . Kintu onek problem kor6e . Ami ki korbo????? Please solve my problem, Goghat-1 circle, Hooghly

  • pinku

    Now my pay structure is (with memo no.402(30) date 18/04/2013 DPSC Uttar Dinajpur)

    Mar-13 9110 4737 1367 300 15514 1000 110 14404
    Apr-13 9110 4737 1367 300 15514 1000 110 14404
    May-13 9110 4737 1367 300 15514 1000 110 14404
    Jun-13 9110 4737 1367 300 15514 1000 110 14404

  • pinku

    আমি পিংকু জেলা-উত্তর দিনাজপুর, গত ৩-০২-২০১১ তারিখে নন
    ট্রেনার হিসাবে প্রাথমিক বিদ্যালয়ে প্রাইমারী টিচার পদে যোগদান করেছি।
    ২০০৫-২০০৬ সালে এক বছরেরP.T.T.I CORCE এবং ২০১০-২০১১ সালে এক বছরের
    BRIDGE করেছি (with permision memo no.171/BPE/2011) । এক বছরের P.T.T.I
    CORCE প্রাপত প্রাইমারী টিচাররা Training benefit পেলেও আমি গত
    ২১-০৯-২০১১ তারিখে দু-বছরের ট্রেিনং (D.El.Ed) এর Certificate Chairman
    of D.P.S.C Uttar Dinajpur নিকট submit করা সত্ত্বেও এখনও পয়ন্ত
    Training benefit পাইনি

    কোন বন্ধু Grant of ‘A’ category scale পেলে plz. any information reply me.

  • Subhajit

    Somnath sir.

    Me and some deputed teachers who ware in PTTI in the session 2005-06 of jalpaiguri district are in deep treble, will U plz help us? Actually we passed the final exam held in feb’11 for some departmental problem. now,after publishing the G.O. Grant of ‘A’ category scale of Pay to the Primary School Teachers,DPSC Jalpaiguri not interested to give us the scale, we all joined the service before 2002. siliguri already giving the opportunity all teachers of 2005-06 session. So I want to know how many district giving the opportunity? Will we eligible for “A” category scale of pay? if you kindly help us we will be glad.

    • Pravin Lama,D.S.B., Darjeeling

      Well same problem is there for teachers in Darjeeling also.
      To the best of my knowledge Pay should be fixed with one notional increment(3%) and G.Pay of Rs.2600/-w.e.f. 1st March 2011. But if the teacher opts the benefit w.e.f. 01.07.2011 pay will be fixed with one annual increment and next with above stated fixation. But still date I have. not come across any G.O. relating to Pay Fixation after being upgraded from B to A Category.
      So, In my district (Kurseong and Sonada Circle) I have fixed the pay only with higher Grade Pay of Rs. 2600/(diff. of Rs. 300/- in G.Pay). Well dont mind this has made a huge loss in pay to the teachers from July 06 till date. Please do write How the Pay has been fixed with the related subject in your District. Thank You.

  • Subhajit

    I want to ask all deputed teachers who ware in 2005-2006 session in PTTI, (all over west Bengal), would you getting ‘A’ category scale? If Yes, Plz write the name of Your District, and Date of your joining in the service.

  • Subhajit

    Please any one tell me where I get the G.O. 801(38)-SE(EE)/PTTI-7/2011 dt. 02.11.2012 ?

  • madhusbasu

    What is A category scale for Primary Teacher? Is it grade pay Rs. 2600?

    • WBXPress Team

      A category scale is meant for scale of trained primary teachers i.e. GP 2600 as per ROPA 2009. You are right.

    • দীননাথ মন্ডল

      A category scale বলতে train teacher কে বোঝায় । যার grade pay 2600 টাকা । এখানে মাধ্যমিক +পিটিটিআই =A Catagory Scale ।

      • ArghyA

        bortomane primary teacher hoyar joggota anujayi H.S+D.El.Ed= A category scale ta koto…??…….se khetreo ki gp 2600 takai…. :(

        • debasis

          Jodi State transfer thakto tobe primarir gp hoto=4200/- total=23346/- .ata bihar,gujrat,delhi ai sab state ar scale probably.

        • sarmistha mukherjee

          Iam the Head Teacher of a primary school since July 2012. I got appointment as an Asst Teacher in March 2006. Completed PPTT from Gokhale Memorial Girls’ College 1992-1994 ( 2 years ). Still i am bound to do 1 year ODL bridge course in tha session 2012-13 just because I joined after 2005…!!! ANY EXPLANATOIN?

      • Rajesh Mandal

        No..not at all