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T-govt to hike salaries for KGBVs’ Teachers

Hyderabad , Jul 17 (UNI): Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari today said that his government has identified some mandals as lagging behind in education in newly formed districts.
During a review meeting on Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) , Srihari, who is the Minister for Education, said that they are looking into the proposal of increasing salaries for teachers working in the KGBVs.
The Minister said that they are committed to strengthen education facilities in such mandals.
Srihari also said that the government is spending Rs 242 crore every year for a total of 475 KGBVs (391 old and 84 new) and Rs 548 crore being spent including Rs 306 crore for facilities and Rs 242 crore for maintenance.
A plan is on cards to increase special officers salaries to Rs 25,000 from Rs 20,000 and salaries of CRDs to Rs 20,000 from from Rs 15,000, the Minister said.
A related file is with chief minister Kchandrasekhar Rao and a decision is likely to come, he said.
The government sought details for increase in Gurukuls in mandals and residential degree colleges in constituency headquarters as being sought by the MLAs and leaders.
He said that efforts to strengthen the government schools giving positive results as students number reduced by 10000 students in private schools who switched over to the former, he said.
This is due to introduction of English medium and improving all facilities, Srihari said.
There are 396 KGBVs working in the state and officials were instructed to initiate measures to revive the schools with all the facilities and staff.
He said that 391 schools have been set up with CC cameras, distributed dress material for 7500 students.
The government is allocating funds from the state budget to 9th and 10 classes as the Centre is giving funds for 6th , 7th and 8th classes.
He said that the government schools are being fully equipped with facilities, infrastructure with labs, computers, RO plants, toilets, compound walls, grounds and greenery on the premises.
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