Bihar: Rs 1716 Crore Sanctioned For Payment Of Salaries Of Teachers

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Patna, 12th May 2021: Bihar State Council of Ministers on Tuesday approved Rs 1716 crore for payment of salaries of teachers.

After the meeting of the State Council of Ministers held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Education Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary said that an amount of Rs 1716 crore was sanctioned by the Council of Ministers for the payment of a salary of about 1.75 lakh teachers working in the state.

He said that both the centre and the state have a share in the salaries of these teachers working in the entire state under the ‘Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan’. Due to the delay in getting the centre’s share in the Corona epidemic and other reasons, there was difficulty in paying their salaries.

Chaudhary said, “Immediately on the direction of the Chief Minister, the State Government also decided to make available the amount of the Center’s share from its fund. The Council of Education approved the proposal of the Department of Education today.”

He said, “Now the payment of the arrears of teachers for about two months will be expedited.”

Giving thanks to the Chief Minister for this, the Education Minister said that this will remove the problems of the teachers. This was especially in the context of important festivals like Eid.

The Council of Ministers has approved the creation of 2580 floating posts of doctors for contractual employment in the rural areas, compulsorily for newly passed MBBS candidates from the Government Medical Colleges of the state.

The Council of Ministers has approved Rs 1000 crore from the Bihar Contingency Fund for the implementation of the decision to free COVID-19 vaccination of residents of Bihar from state resources to government institutions.

The Council of Ministers has deputed magistrates, supervisors and police officials in hospitals and Covid Care Centers to stop infection of COVID-19.

Subsequent approval of the decision to pay special incentives to the workers has been given.

The cabinet has approved the payment of a grant on the purchase of ambulances by two selected beneficiaries per block under the Chief Minister’s Gram Transport Scheme.

The cabinet distributed under the National Food Security Act in May, three kg of rice and two kg of wheat per beneficiary to families and 21 kg of rice and 14 kg of wheat per family free of cost to Antyodaya families and the total expenditure on the said item would be Rs 117 crore.

A total of 13 agendas were approved by the Council of Ministers on Tuesday.

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