Govt to provide grant-in-aid till 1995

Primary Education Minister Visveshwara Hegde Kageri, briefing reporters on the interaction between junior college and high school teachers’ associations with Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said that more than 20 associations which participated in the meeting demanded the extension of grant-in-aid to 1995. The Chief Minister said the Government had earlier assured about the extension. “We had banned the grant-in-aid beyond 1991 due to flood situation in the State, but it was for a brief period and will now extend it after a discussion with the finance department,” he said.

Kageri also said that the Chief Minister has also assured to look into the pay scale  anomalies. Pointing out that a committee headed by Secretary, education department was already appointed to look into this, “The committee had given its report to me and in turn it was submitted to the Chief Minister who has assured the associations that a decision will be taken after a discussion with the finance department,” he said.

In a meeting, in which several MLCs including Chairman of Karnataka Legislative Council D H Shankaramurthy, MLCs Basavaraj Horatti, B Puttanna, Marithibbegowda and several senior officials participated, the Chief Minister assured to fill up vacancies. Kageri said the proposal for appointment is before the finance department.

Ensuring that the Government’s priority is to boost education in the State, the Chief Minister has also assured to look into the demands of revised pay scales and problems pertaining to the physical instructors and drawing teachers.

The demands also included clearing of the pending medical bills at the earliest and prevention of atrocities against women teachers.

 

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