'Rajya Shiksha Seva' to be formed soon
Bhopal, Mar 14: Madhya Pradesh School Education Minister Archana Chitnis today informed the Assembly that the 'Rajya Shiksha Seva' will be constituted soon enabling division of work of officials afresh resulting in better functioning of state education centre and district education centre.
"More than 1.38 lakh children belonging to deprived sections were enrolled in private schools under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act in Madhya Pradesh despite the Centre not allocating its share," said Ms Chitnis while replying to budgetary demands of her department.
She said the Government has provided Rs 30 crore as its own share. A provision of Rs 60 cr has been made from the next year.
Ms Chitnis said the honoraria for contract teachers of class-I category has been increased from Rs 3,611 to Rs 20,500 while that of class-II category from Rs 2,989 to Rs 16,400 and that of class-III category from Rs 2,370 to Rs 12,450.
"In the past ten years, the number of high schools has increased from 2,390 to 5,119 and higher secondary schools from 1,515 to 2,540," she said.
Besides, 313 students are being benefited under the Super 50 scheme wherein students excelling in Mathematics, Biology and Commerce in each district are being provided coaching facilities.
Ms Chitnis said 723 students studying in class XII in government schools and securing more than 85 per cent were provided a laptop worth Rs 25,000 each. This year the benefit will be extended to 2,049 students and private schools would be brought into its ambit.
Following the Minister's reply, the budgetary demands of Rs 7,014.20 cr were passed by voice vote.