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Arunachal Pradesh nod to 2 policies

Arunachal Pradesh Teachers Transfer and Posting Policy 2020 and Arunachal Pradesh State Industrial and Investment Policy 2019
Pema Khandu during the cabinet meeting in Itanagar

Damien Lepcha   |   Itanagar   |   Published 20.12.19, 07:28 PM

The Arunachal Pradesh cabinet, headed by chief minister Pema Khandu, on Friday approved two important policies to help rationalise transfer and posting of teachers serving under the state government and to boost the state’s industrial sector.

The state has 3,513 government schools, including 211 community schools, and approximately 16,594 regular teachers.

The Arunachal Pradesh Teachers Transfer and Posting Policy 2020 has been approved to ensure need-based distribution of teachers to protect the academic interest of students and optimise job satisfaction among the teachers in a free and transparent manner.

Under the policy, all government schools will be divided into three categories — hard, middle and soft. All new recruits will be initially posted in hard posting for a mandatory three-year period, including probationary posting, and will subsequently be given middle posting for five years.

All general transfer of teachers will be made in the month of April/May through an online process. All applications requesting transfer shall be made online and should be forwarded to the controlling authority in a time-bound manner.

The Arunachal Pradesh State Industrial and Investment Policy 2019, which was also approved on Friday, is aimed at leveraging the huge potential for industrial growth in the statel, along with providing employment opportunities to local youths through incentives in identified thrust areas like tourism, food processing and agro-based industries, textiles and handicrafts, agri-horti processing sector and hydropower.

The state government will set up a single-window system to facilitate all clearances/approvals/licences/permissions for setting up industries.

The policy also promotes Make-in-Arunachal policy, which entails that the state government and other state-controlled agencies give preference to enterprises registered in the state while purchasing manufactured products.

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