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Tripura grant-in-aid schools rules amended, says EM Ratanlal Nath

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By TC News Desk

Agartala, November 20, 2022: Education minister Ratanlal Nath on Sunday said that the council of ministers has amended the Tripura Grant-in-Aid (Government-Aided Schools) Rules 2005 for the first time in order to simplify the smooth functioning of these schools across the state.

Speaking to reporters here at Civil Secretariat on Sunday evening, Nath said that there are 43 grant-in-aid schools containing 26,409 students, 1,052 teaching staff comprising of 153 UG teachers, 413 Graduate teachers, 479 PG teachers and seven AHMs. Apart from them, non-teaching staff include 126 person of Group-C and 249 in Group-D category. The schools are being managed by respective school management committees and the government is bearing the expenditures of the schools, he added.

Minister said that the previous government framed Tripura Grant-in-Aid (Government-Aided Schools) Rules in 2005 and thereafter, the rule was not amended over the years. In the last cabinet meeting, amendment has been made for the first time in order to address the problems faced by those schools.

The amended version of the rule include- minimum students from primary, junior basic, senior basic, higher and higher secondary has been simplified. The HTC (home travel concession) for the teachers in government-aided schools has been included. New committee to be formed for appointment of teachers through concurrence of the Director of School Education department. The SMC can promote assistant headmaster (AHM) having one year experience and a PG teacher having 7 years of experience can be promoted as AHM while concurrence to be given by the Director, he added.

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