ITANAGAR, Oct 13 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has requested the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to switch over the funding pattern of Model Degree Colleges to 90:10 ratio as per the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) programme.
Calling on Union HRD Minister Prakash Javedekar in New Delhi on Monday, the Chief Minister requested for change in funding pattern as mandated under RUSA for the ongoing works of the six degree colleges in the State.
The Union Minister directed for putting up a Cabinet note immediately to change the funding pattern for Model Degree Colleges.
He assured Khandu that it will be taken up as mandated under RUSA guidelines, similar to other programmes. The HRD Minister further agreed for establishment of Model Degree Colleges under RUSA as proposed by the State Government in Educationally Backward Blocks (EBB).
Drawing attention of the Union Minister to Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), Khandu reminded that the Union Government had accepted the State Government�s proposal to enhance contractual teacher�s salary under RMSA at par with that of SSA. He requested to enhance the salary of Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs) to Rs 26,453 per month under RMSA and informed that the State Government is ready to issue a notification in this regard. The HRD Ministry agreed in principle with the issue.
Highlighting the issue of salary release under SSA/KGBV, maintenance and stipend for the year 2015-16 which has been pending with the Ministry, Javedekar directed the officials to address the issue promptly. He also assured to release the first installment of SSA soon.
The Chief Minister further requested for removal of No Detention Policy under new examination system mandated in tune to Continuous and Comprehensive Evolution (CCE) under RTE Act 2009. The Union Minister indicated that the matter has already been taken up for decision and hinted that the State would be at their liberty in the matter.
Javedekar while assuring all support to the State Government to improve the education scenario, said, �development is possible only through education.� He advised the State Government to facilitate the teachers to achieve the national goal of education.
States should draw a special policy drive to recruit subject teachers in maths, science and language so that it can contain the growing shortages being created year by year, he added.