The Government of Arunachal Pradesh, on 29 January 2014, has granted a fund worth Rs 29 crore for implementing Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan across the state.
As per the official sources in a meeting chaired by state’s chief minister Nabam Tuki the decision was made. Finance and Planning Minister Chowna Mein, Education minister Bosiram Siram, Development commissioner (Finance) Ramesh Negi and Commissioner of Education K R Meena were also present for discussions and approval.
The remaining share amounting Rs 175 crore would be issued by the Union ministry of human resource development which will be allotted for salary of teachers of SSA and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) as well as other SSA programmes, told the sources.
The share amount from the Central government is anticipated to get released in the month of February only after which the SSA and KGBV teacher’s salary would be distributed.
The CM has conveyed serious concern over the increment of salary of KGBV school teachers, for the same he also assured to bring this matter in discussion with the ministry of human resource development at his earliest.
He agreed that it is vital for the Central government to enhance the salary norms for teachers of KGBV who serve in tough and inhospitable parts of Arunachal Pradesh which also shares international borders with China, Myanmar and Bhutan.
In the meantime, a committee of high level committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Commissioner Education who will study several grievances of KGBV employees and staff.
The detailed report would be submitted to the government in a month, added the sources.