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State seeks Rs 2500cr

Ranchi, Nov. 2: The state government has decided to seek aid to the tune of Rs 2,500 crore from the Centre for modernisation of secondary schools, aiming to upgrade over 500 cradles to step up Plus Two education in remote areas.

Human resource development minister Baidyanath Ram declared this during a news meet today, adding that blueprints for setting up libraries in every sub-division and residential public school in every division were ready.

The move to float tenders for the construction of Kasturba Vidyalaya buildings and recruit teachers on contract basis too have already been initiated, he added.

The minister pointed out that service regulations of schoolteachers were being amended and their retirement age was also likely to be increased from 60 to 62 years. The retirement age of college and university teachers has already been raised from 62 to 65 years.