Bihar gives grant to Madrasas, Sanskrit schools
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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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