Move to regularize services of KGBV teachers

  • Upgradation to junior colleges on the cards

Hyderabad:  Services of Kasturbha Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) are likely to be regularized besides upgrading them as junior colleges by providing monetary assistance till 12th class from the current 8th class, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari said on Thursday.

Inaugurating a KGBV conference here, Kadiam said efforts are on to regularize their services. He said he had already spoken to Union Human Development Resources Minister Prakash Javadekar and urged him to regularize the services of the teachers and upgrade the Vidyalayas to junior colleges and extend financial assistance accordingly. Javadekar responded to the appeals and the issues would be resolved soon, Kadiam said adding Javadekar gave his nod for running continuously the KGBVs under “Bethi Padhavo and Bethi Bachavo” scheme and would not discourage them as it was done in the case of model schools.

Striking a sentiment chord, Srihari said, “the women teachers working for KGBVs are my daughters and they should treat the students as their daughters who should excel in future endeavours”. The minister exhorted the teachers to stop going to unions, political parties for resolving the issues as he himself has taken up the issue with the Centre and will take it to a logical end. Stating that the school timings will begin from 9 am instead of 8 am, he said that there are 73,000 students in 391 KGBVs working under the auspices of the Central government and the state government is spending Rs 212 crores a year, Srihari stated.

To provide security to girl students at the KGBVs, compound walls will be constructed and officials have been told to seek police help for patrolling twice. The students should not be sent to meetings of political parties and unions and suggested their parents should be informed through SMS if the students abstain from classes. The teachers should avoid groupism and work like a team and adopt innovative ideas to teach the students.

On Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s directive, the state government is spending Rs 4.70 crores to provide blankets to the hostel students besides providing purified drinking water, power, running water, toilets, compound wall and clean premises. -NSS

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