Special Correspondent

Steps on to bring changes in promotion rules of teachers, says Naveen

BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that the State Government has decided to provide block grant to 834 upper primary schools and 100 per cent grant-in-aid to 100 girls’ high schools.

Addressing a Teacher’s Day function conducted here, Mr. Patnaik further said that one high school each would be given block grant in as many as 169 gram panchayats in the State.

Mr. Patnaik informed that steps were also being taken to bring changes in the cadre rules in respect of promotions of elementary teachers.

He further said that efforts were on to give contractual appointment of teachers in order to fill the vacant posts of Head Masters and other teachers in high schools across the State.

The Government was also considering upgradation of primary schools having classes up to VIII as high schools in the gram panchayats that did not have high schools so far.

Ideal educators

Mr. Patnaik also called upon the teachers to become ideal educators for the students and encourage their pupils to do good work in their life.

Teachers had been given a highly respected position in society and it was their duty to give a proper direction to the society, Mr. Patnaik added.

Among others who attended the function include Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai and Mahanga legislator Bikram Keshari Barma.