Bihar gives grant to Madrasas, Sanskrit schools

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 22:06

Patna: Bihar government today decided to
provide recognition and grant to 2459 madrasas for payment of
salary to its teachers.

Briefing reporters after the state cabinet meeting,
Cabinet secretariat coordination department`s Princial
Secretary Afzal Amanullah said Rs 160.20 lakh has been
sanctioned by the state government for payment of salary to
the teachers of 2459 madaras registered with the state madrasa
education board.

The 2459 madrasas have also been given recognition by
the state government on the basis of their registration with
the state madrasa education board, HRD Principal Secretary
Anjani Kumar Singh, who was also present at the briefing,
said.

The salaries to the 2459 madarsa teachers will be at
par with their counterparts of the recognised and state-aided
government schools in Bihar, he said.

So far, the number of recognized and state-aided
madrasas in Bihar was 1119, while 2459 madaras were registered
with the state madrasa education board, but not eligible for
the government grant as per a state government policy in
effect since 1984, he said.

Similarly, the state government sanctioned a grant of
Rs. 10.70 crore towards the salaries to the teachers and
non-teaching employees of 300 Sanskrit schools.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 22:06

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