Haryana mulling new grant-in-aid model for schools

In a bid to reform its school education system, Haryana is mulling to introduce a new grant-in-aid model where schools will have to meet certain performance standards with respect to every child.

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2010, 21:46 PM IST

Chandigarh: In a bid to reform its school
education system, Haryana is mulling to introduce a new
grant-in-aid model where schools will have to meet certain
performance standards with respect to every child.

A spokesman of the Haryana Education Department said
it had invited views from all aided schools and other
stakeholders on the issue.

Under the proposal, the department would provide aid
on the basis of enrolment figures.

In the new per child grant-in-aid system, state would
expect schools to fulfil certain performance and quality
standards with respect to every child, failing which the school
may have to reimburse the aid received by it.

Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh
Hooda today assured temporary teachers that they would not be
removed and urged them to help in realising the dream
of making Haryana an education hub at international level.

A delegation of the teachers had called on him at his
residence here today.

The Chief Minister claimed that the education system
was in bad shape when he came to power six years ago and so
his government gave priority to the sector.

Initially, guest teachers were appointed for three
months to meet the shortage of teachers.
He said their performance was good and so the state
had decided to continue with them.

"The state has witnessed unprecedented development
during last six years and now my dream is to make Haryana an
education hub at an international level," Hooda was quoted as
saying in an official release here.

PTI