THE STATE Government has given approval to convert 11 primary schools in the special backward tribal area into ashram schools. The government has also sanctioned various posts for proper functioning of these schools.
The institutions that have been changed into ashram schools are Girls Primary School, Sukhtawa of Kesla block, Hoshangabad district; Khar primary school of block Khalwa, Jamanya Kalan, Jamanya Sarsari, Roshni and Adakheda primary school, Khandwa district; Lunera primary school of block Manawar, Dhar district; Beribandh primary school of district Anuppur; Padaria primary school of block Samnapur, district Dindori; Chirapatla primary school of block Chincholi, Betul district and Ramnagar primary school of block Bichiya, district Mandla.
Moreover, posts of cook, waterman and watchman on honorarium of Rs 2,000 per month and part-time sweeper (Rs 300 per month) have also been sanctioned for these schools.
The government has approved the creation of 11 posts in each school for their proper functioning and has issued directives to fill the vacancies of class IV employees through panchayats. Parents-Teachers Associations have been authorised for appointments at places not directly under panchayats.