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UT govt teachers welcome school education budget hike

The executive body of Government Teachers Union (GTU) welcomed the increase in school education budget from Rs 151 crore to Rs 161.74 crore in a meeting held on Tuesday.

chandigarh Updated: Feb 18, 2014 19:04 IST
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The executive body of Government Teachers Union (GTU) welcomed the increase in school education budget from Rs 151 crore to Rs 161.74 crore in a meeting held on Tuesday.


In the UT annual budget for 2014-15, there is a provision for opening up 18 new schools and two new smart schools in the city.

Association president Vinod Sharma said the move would majorly address the infrastructure problem in Chandigarh. "We appreciate the move to upgrade the existing schools and starting a language and aptitude improvement programme in government schools in the next fiscal year,"he said.

In another resolution, GTU also welcomed the decision of Punjab & Haryana high court for not deputing teachers for census duty and other surveys at the cost of education of school students. Sharma said the department must implement the decision.

In a unanimous resolution, the committee demanded time-bound and immediate action on the pending demands of teachers which include holding of departmental promotion committee (DPC) to promote teachers of various cadres, formation of comprehensive policy for regularisation and increase in monthly salary of contractual teachers of various faculties etc.