Hyderabad: The State government has decided to lift ban on recruitment of teachers in Aided Schools.
The decision was taken by the Chief Minister, Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy, at a review meeting held in the Secretariat today with the Secondary Education Minister, Mr K. Parthasarathi, the Primary Education Minister, Dr S Shailajanath, and the officials concerned.
Speaking to mediapersons after the review meeting, Mr Parthasarathi said that the Chief Minister has agreed to remove the ban on recruitment of teachers’ posts in the Aided Schools. It was also decided to regulate the teacher- student ratio in the government schools. The Chief Minister has directed the officials to formulate a programme to update skills of teachers in order to improve quality of education in the schools. He also said that the officials have been directed to work out an agreement with the banks to ensure loans to the groups that were carrying out mid-day meals schemes. He also informed that the State government will start 355 model schools in the educationally backward mandals from the coming academic year. A model school in each mandal would be will be set up throughout the State and Rs 3.02 crores has been sanctioned towards infrastructure grant, he added.
Reminding that the previous YSR government had sanctioned 103 junior colleges, the Minister said that the colleges have no required infrastructure and facilities. Permission would be given to those colleges which have infrastructure and other basic facilities as per rules, he made it clear.
Stating that the government would bear the expenditure of mid-day meals for the students of IX and X Class classes, he revealed that kitchens would be set up at 50,000 schools under NREGS for the purpose of mid-day meals. He reminded that most of the schools do not have kitchens.
As per directive of court, the government would release another notification for recruitment of Urdu teachers under SC, ST quota. He reminded that there was lack of qualified SC, ST candidates for Urdu teacher posts. If no one was available after fresh notification, Urdu teacher posts would be converted into other categories as per rules, he added.
Dr Shailajanath assured that books and uniforms would be supplied to the students on time during the current academic year. From the coming academic year, English subject would be introduce from Class I, he added. (NSS)