Himachal Pradesh Govt. Launches Shikshak Samman Yojana for Teachers
The Himachal Pradesh Government has launched ‘Shikshak Samman Yojana‘. Under this scheme, the teachers giving good results will be rewarded by extending their service by a year.
During the function organized by the Government Teachers Association at Jawalamukhi, the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that the teachers who give 100 per cent result in Mathematics, English and science subjects for five years in a row will be rewarded with a one-year extension in service.
Chief Minister also said that the state government has opened or upgraded 1,329 schools and opened 42 new government colleges in nearby areas.
CM said that the government has provided Rs 5 crore to each new college and the state has created 1,177 posts for teachers and other categories in colleges. Other that this, 5,608 posts were created for teachers in government schools.
The government has filled 9,538 posts of teachers, regularized 6,937 teachers and appointed 3,226 teachers on contract basis.
Around 2,609 teachers and non-teaching employees were regularized in the higher education sector and 1,959 posts of trained graduate teachers (TGT) were filled through direct appointment and services of 2,647 contract teachers were regularized.
He said that the parent-teacher association’s appointed honorarium of TGT teachers has been raised from Rs 6,950 to Rs 14,130 for classical teachers; from Rs 6,750 to Rs 13,590 for vernacular teachers, and Rs 7,500 to Rs 11,000 per month for primary teachers.
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