The honorarium of teachers appointed on contract in Madhya Pradesh
State will be doubled. The increase will be enforced for both
newly appointed and the teachers already working. It will incur an
additional burden of Rs. 51 crore on the State's exchequer.
It was decided at a quarterly review meeting of School Education
Department chaired by the state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh
Chouhan here on Thursday. On this occasion, School Education
Minister Mrs. Archana Chitnis, Minister of State for the same Mr.
Nanabhau Mohod, Chief Secretary Avani Vaish were present.
As per new decisions, the honorarium of contractual teachers of
cadre-3 will be increased from Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 5,000 while
honorarium of teachers under cadre-2 will touch Rs. 7,000 from
present Rs. 3,500 and contractual teachers of cadre-1 who are
presently receiving an honorarium of Rs. 4,500 will now get Rs.
9,000. The Chief Minister Chouhan has issued directives to
comply with the instructions before new recruitment of such
Chouhan instructed the officials to produce blue print of the Bill
before the commencement of next Vidhan Sabha session in order to
legally regulate private schools. At the meeting, the issue of
recovering extra money forcefully from the guardians apart from
prescribed fee structures in private schools was also raised and
need was stressed on controlling such activities.
Expressing concern over delay on central funds for the
modernization of Madarsas, the Chief Minister asked the officials
to send letter to Central Government requesting it to remit the
funds as soon as possible. He also instructed to demand more funds
from the Central Government in order to open new schools as per
population of cities.
He asked for timely completion of ongoing construction works under
the department. It would not affect price rise of construction
cost, he added. He said that such Gram Panchayats where no
construction has been started so far, an alternate work should be
initiated. The works, which have been left uncompleted by the Gram
Panchayats, should be completed by the Department itself.
The Chief Minister Chouhan asked for constant monitoring of
"School Chalen Hum Abhiyan". The cooperation of public
representatives and MLAs should be sought to check dropout in
schools. He reviewed the progress of computer lab installed under
public private participation (PPP) mode. He instructed for online
arrangements of distributing scholarships.
He expressed concern over depletion in the number of girls in
gender ratio of children of 0 to six years of age. The Chief
Minister informed that he himself is going to launch an
awareness-drive with a view to protecting girls under the "Beti
Bachao Abhiyan". He asked the department to be linked with this
It was informed at the meeting that Madhya Pradesh is the first
State in the country where lakh 1.11 lakh Parent-Teacher
Associations are being transferred funds through generating
portal. Efforts have been made to deposit directly the amount in
the bank accounts of students from next year. He further informed
that for the first time in the State, a special campaign was
launched for admission of students to 9th class.
Overwhelming results yielded under
this campaign. An increase of 52,972 students was registered in
the admission of students to the Government schools in the second
week of July which is seven per cent more than that of last year.