TRS supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today stressed the need for bringing significant changes in the living standards of Backward Classes in the State.
At a review meeting with BC Welfare Minister Jogu Ramanna and officials at the camp office here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister directed the officials concerned to constitute a BC Commission to improve their living standards and prepare a needed plan. Directing them to initiate all measures to set up the BC Commission, KCR said adequate funds will be allocated to BC welfare in the coming budget. “The Government would shoulder the responsibility of improving the living standards of the BCs by providing their children with better education facilities across the State. He also said Cabinet meeting will be held on September 26 to decide on the BC study circles, setting up of residential schools and police commissionerates in Karimnagar and Nizamabad districts.
KCR announced setting up of one residential school in each of 119 Assembly constituencies with the best facilities and make a thorough revamp of study circles to give the students required training for competitive examinations. As the existing study circles are not up to the mark, it was decided to strengthen them, he added. “We need to take steps to ensure that the BC students get better training for top-level examinations and make them to serve the society”, he noted. He also wanted to appoint a committed officer to study the feasibility of the residential schools to function on the standards of Gurukul, Minority schools.
Stating that half of the schools in 119 residential schools will be allotted to boys and the rest for the girls, the Chief Minister asked the officials to commence the residential schools from the next academic year with best facilities, equipment, computers, teaching staff, food and accommodation in hostels, playground and related facilities. The study circles should be maintained on the lines of noted Academies to get the top notch jobs, he said, adding that a study be taken up to revamp the BC hostels, buildings and suitable places. He also asked the officials to study and prepare a plan to bring social changes and economic development of the BCs. The Chief Minister excoriated the previous governments for neglecting the BCs and programs introduced by them had miserably failed to bring positive changes. He said the BC Commission would submit a report of recommendations for the welfare of the BCs. (NSS)