Himachal Pradesh: 137 teachers for 17,751 students with special needs

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: Apr 08, 2015 23:19 IST

Under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhymik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) there are 137 teachers for 17,751 special children in the state. While replying to a question posed by Dehra legislator Ravinder Singh Ravi, social justice minister Dhani Ram Shandil said 17 teachers had been appointed for 127 students in Dhali, while 10 others had be appointed for 106 specially-able students in Sundernagar.

He also said the teachers had been recruited as per the parameters of Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) and the educational qualification had also been considered.

Posing another supplementary, Ravi said whether the government would recruit more teachers, keeping the large number of special students in mind, on which the minister said, all teachers were well trained and 27 posts had been created.

'Chakauta' landholders: Govt to give possession to those mentioned in revenue records

Revenue minister Kaul Singh Thakur informed the House that word "chakauta holder" did not find any mention in the Himachal Pradesh Common Land Vesting and Utilisation Act, 1974.

However, the lands vested in the panchayats, under the Punjab Common Land Regulation Act, 1961, were leased to the individuals by such panchayats. These lessees have been termed as "chakautadars" in the revenue records. All those having entry as chakautadars, would be given the ownership rights, he said, while replying to the question posed by Nurpur legislator Ajay Mahajan.

In 2014-15, 216 drug samples failed in laboratories outside state

Chief minister Virbhadra Singh informed the House that in June 2014, Punjab police had raided two drug manufacturers, both in Una district. He, while replying to the question raised by BJP legislators Randhir Sharma and Satpal Singh Satti, said that a drug (Pseudoephedrine) was confiscated and license of the firms had been terminated till the investigation got over.

He also said in 2014-15, samples from the state-based drug firms were sent to laboratory in Kandaghat and 7 samples failed, while of of the samples sent out of the state for the testing, 216 were failed.

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