Arunachal Pradesh govt releases Rs 29 crore for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

ITANAGAR/PTI Updated Wed, 29 Jan 2014 03:34 PM IST
The Arunachal Pradesh government on Wednesday released an amount of Rs 29 crore as state's matching share for implementing Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in the state.

The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by chief minister Nabam Tuki in presence of Finance and Planning minister Chowna Mein, education minister Bosiram Siram, development commissioner (Finance) Ramesh Negi and commissioner education K R Meena, official sources informed.

"This will facilitate the Union ministry of human resource development to release the remaining share of Rs 175 crore meant for salary of teachers of SSA and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) besides other SSA programmes," sources said.

The SSA and KGBV teachers' salary would be released after the receipt of the Central share which is expected in the month of February next.

While showing serious concern over the enhancement of KGBV school teacher's salary, the chief minister assured to take up the matter with the ministry of human resource development immediately.

He observed that, it is imperative on the part of Central government to change the salary norms for KGBV teachers serving in tough and inhospitable terrains of Arunachal Pradesh which shares international borders with China, Myanmar and Bhutan.

Meanwhile, a high level committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Commissioner Education to study various grievances of KGBV employees. The committee would submit a detail report to the government within a month, sources added.


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