Friday, June 22, 2007

Bihar government sanctions Rs 146 lakh for minority institutions in the state

Patna, June 22: Bihar government has approved the plan for increasing the retirement age of the employees in aided minority schools from current 58 years to 60 years. In this regard, the department of human resources will issue an ordinance within two or three days. The government also sanctioned to give the teachers in aided minority schools salaries at par with the central pay scale salary and other allowances. Under the guidance of acting chairman of state legislative counsel, Prof. Arun Kumar, a meeting was held along with seniors officers of department of Human resources and the treasury department for discussing issues related to Madrsas, Minority and Sanskrit schools, in which several important decisions were also taken.

Those who participated in this meeting were ML Kidar Pandey, Basdeve Singh, Narendera Singh, Naveen Kumar, first secretary of treasury department, and other many officers.

After meeting, Prof. Kumar said that the teachers of madrasa coming under Bihar Madrasa Board, minority schools as well as Sanskrit schools have been the victims of discrimination and negligence during the previous governments. He said that the present government is taking necessary steps to improve the lot of these neglected segments.

Rs 1 crore was approved as budget for Bihar Urdu Academy for financial year of the year 2007-08. The Academy had a similar budge during the last financial year as well. For Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu Rs 4 lakh was approved while Rs 20 lakh was approved for Bihar Sunni Waqaf Board. Shia Waqf Board was sanctioned Rs 7.5 lakh for this fiscal year. The much neglected Bihar Haj Committee was also given Rs 10 lakh by the state government for current financial year.

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