Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Panel to examine report on provincialization of teachers


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SHILLONG: Deputy Chief Minister in charge Education, R.C. Laloo, on Friday said that the High Level Committee will have to examine the comparative study report conducted in various States on the proposal for provincialization of the services of teachers in the State.

He said that the State Government had earlier initiated a comparative study on the provincialization of schools in Tamil Nadu, Goa, Assam and Sikkim, adding that the officials had submitted the comparative study report to the Government after the study.

“However, the Government is in the process of provincialization of deficit schools that are willing to hand over their reins without any pre-conditions,” he said.

He also informed that the salaries of teachers plus 89 per cent arrears has been released up to the month of September while for the remaining quarter, the Government is working on arranging a supplementary demand.

“The Asian Development Bank has also come up with the scheme under ‘Support to Human Capital Development in Meghalaya”. This loan amount of 100 million US dollars is specifically aimed at improvement of Government aided infrastructure, teachers training, skill development, need based study, curriculum development, gender sensitivity, environmental studies, communication skills and life skills,” Laloo said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister informed that in the current fiscal year, the Government has also established and upgraded five Government higher secondary schools in different parts of the State.

“The Government is neither sitting with clasp hands nor soft cushioning its position to impeding and pending issues. We are weighing our abilities to ensure that education is pierce into the right direction with the right and appropriate resources,” he added.


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