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Cabinet nod to teachers’ posts

The state cabinet on Friday approved creation of 91,239 posts of teachers in senior secondary schools heralding good news for those who have cleared Secondary Teacher Eligibility Test (STET).

The posts would be filled in the next five years. Out of the 91,239 posts, 52,345 would be filled in 2012-13.

“All the teachers would be appointed on a regular basis with consolidated pay of Rs 9,000 per month. The recruitment for 52,345 posts of teachers would be completed in the current fiscal on which a total of Rs 565 crore would be spent,” cabinet co-ordination department principal secretary Ravikant told reporters in a post-cabinet briefing.

Asked about the norms on which the teachers would be appointed, he said all the posts would be filled according to urban local bodies and panchayat appointment and service condition rules 2012. Around 17,624 candidates have cleared the STET in June this year.

In another important decision, the cabinet approved Rs 15.5 crore for starting Nano science and Nano technology courses in the current fiscal (2012-13) in Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Patna.

The cabinet also approved construction of a 132/33KV grid sub-station at Kochas in Rohtas district. Also, Bihar State Sports Authority would get Rs 1 crore as grant in the current financial year.

The cabinet approved Rs 19.24 crore for payment of salary to the teaching and non-teaching employees of state’s unaided schools, including the minority institutions.

The cabinet cleared 43 decisions on Friday.