Standbys for schools if teachers go on maternity leave

Standbys for schools if teachers go on maternity leave

State to appoint addl 4k teachers soon, says minister

State Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait said, the government will appoint an additional 20 teachers each to 204 blocks in the state as the Central government has increased the maternity leave for all employees from three months to six months.

Addressing the reporters here on Saturday, the minister said that the necessary measures would be taken to ensure that the students do not suffer when the teachers go on leave. “The additional teachers in each block will be deputed to schools, where the teachers take either sick leave or maternity leave. So, the classes for the students can be conducted without any hindrance. Regarding the changes as per the recommendations of the Textbooks Review Committee, a decision will be taken by the month end, after holding a meeting in this regard,” he said.

“At present, it has been recommended to introduce the annual scheme instead of semester scheme for classes from first to fourth to make the system uniform. Presently there is semester scheme for first to fourth standard and annual scheme in fifth standard. A decision in this regard will be taken soon at a meeting shortly,” sait said.

Pointing out that Teachers Day has coincided with Ganesha Chaturthi, the minister said, the schools have been directed to hold the celebration on the same day. “However, the taluk-level and district-level celebrations can be held on a different day, as guests from outside will have to be invited for the function,” he clarified.

When asked about the donation menace in private schools, Sait said, the representatives of school managements will be invited for a meeting and necessary instructions would be issued to them. “In the wake of the steps taken for centralised cooking of food for Aksharadasoha, the cooks and assistants need not worry, as they would not be discontinued,” he added.

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