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'Problems of teachers, staff will be resolved'

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 3 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has espoused the cause of teachers and employees pressing for provincialisation of their services and said that the Government would consider their case sympathetically. In a statement here today, Gogoi said, �Though the Government has full sympathy for the teachers and employees, the Government has to act cautiously in the face of reduced fund flow from the Centre.�

The Chief Minister said that there is a huge gap between the funds allocated and the funds released by the Centre for Assam. Giving a summary of the funds released by the Centre, Gogoi said that in the year 2013-14, the Centre released Rs 13,023.44 crore and in 2014-15, the fund flow came down to Rs 12,567.80 crore.

In view of this declining flow of Central funds, several commitments of the State Government have been severely affected. The Centre�s indifferent attitude towards Assam has also thrown cold water on the State Government�s endeavour to provincialise the services of teachers and employees of the venture schools in the State, Gogoi added.

The Chief Minister, however, vowed to solve the problems of teachers and employees of venture schools in phases.

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