A notification has been issued by the School and Mass Education department of Odisha Government to make provision of ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs for teachers and employees of non-government aided schools in case of death and 1.5 lakhs in case of permanent incapacitation. This provision will be applicable to Sanskrit Tols and Madrasas too.

The announcement will come into effect retrospectively from June 1, 2016 for non-government aided high schools and upper primary schools covered under grant-in-aid order, 2013 and grant-in-aid order, 2017.