Services of Kasturbha Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) are likely to be regularized besides upgrading them as junior colleges by providing monetary assistance till 12th class from the current 8th class, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari today said.
Inaugurating a KGBV conference here today, Kadiam said efforts are on to regularize their services. He said he has already spoken to Union Human Development Resources Minister Prakash Javadekar and sought him to regularize the services of the teachers and upgrade the same to junior colleges and extend financial assistance accordingly. Javadekar responded to the appeals and the issues will be resolved soon. Kadiam also said Javadekar gave his nod for running continuously the KGBVs under “Bethi Padhavo and Bethi Bachavo” scheme and will not discourage them as it was done in the case of model schools.
Striking a sentiment card, Srihari said that the women teachers working for KGBVs are my daughters and they should treat the students as their daughters who should excel in future endeavours. The minister exhorted the teachers to stop going to unions, political parties for resolving the issues as he himself has taken up the issue with the Centre and will take it to a logical end. Stating that the school timings will begin from 9 am instead of 8 am he said that there are 73000 students studying in 391 KGBVs functioning under Central purview and state government is spending Rs 212 cr a year Srihari stated.
To provide security to girl students at the KGBVs compound walls will be constructed and officials are told to write to SPs concerned for conducting patrolling twice. The students should not be sent to meetings of political parties and unions and can send by undertaking form parents or relatives he suggested and inform about their absence through a cell phone message to parents. The teachers should avoid groups and work like a team and adopt innovative ideas to teach the students with standards as the government will extend all support.
On Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s directive, the State government is spending Rs 4.70 crore to provide blankets to the hostel students besides providing all facilities like RO plants, power, running water, toilets, compound wall and clean premises. (NSS)