Government considering salary hike for KGBV teachers

THE HANS INDIA |   Jul 18,2017 , 03:25 AM IST

Deputy CM assures to increase facilities in schools which are lagging behind; soon salaries of all the staff of the KGBVs will be increased
Kadiyam Srihari
Kadiyam Srihari

Hyderabad: Deputy Chief Minster Kadiyam Srihari on Monday said the government has identified mandals which are lagging behind in education in newly formed districts. During a review meeting on Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs), he said the government was looking into the proposal to increase salaries for teachers working in the KGBVs.

 Srihari said the government was committed to strengthen facilities in educational institutions in mandals to ensure that they make progress. He said there were 396 KGBVs in the State and officials had been instructed to initiate measures to revive the schools with all the facilities and staff. He said CCTV cameras were installed in 391 schools. 

The government had distributed dress material for 7,500 students. The government schools were being fully equipped with facilities, infrastructure, labs, computers, RO plants, toilets, compound walls, grounds and greenery on the premises, he added.

The Deputy Chief Minister also said the government was spending Rs 242 crore every year for a total of 475 KGBVs (391 old and 84 new) and Rs 548 crore being spent including Rs 306 crore for facilities and Rs 242 crore for maintenance. A plan was on cards to increase special officers’ salaries to Rs 25,000 from Rs 20,000 and salaries of CRDs to Rs 20,000 from Rs 15,000, he said. A related file was with Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and a decision come soon, he said. 

 The government sought details for increase in Gurukuls in mandals and residential degree colleges in constituency headquarters as being sought by the MLAs and leaders. He said that efforts to strengthen the government schools were giving positive results.