Cabinet decided to increase the honorarium of part time water carriers in the education department from Rs 1000 to Rs. 1200 per month from April 1, 2011. Cabinet also approved the grant of salary during leave period to teachers, lecturers, primary assistant teachers, gramin vidya upasaks and para teachers appointed on a contract basis from the academic session 2011-12. Cabinet decision will cost government Rs 24 crore annually and will benefit to the more then 12,385 teachers.