Sanskrit exam to be conducted by Board, says Haryana govt

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Chandigarh, Nov 14 (UNI) The Haryana government today clarified that the Board's examination of Sanskrit subject would continue to be conducted by the Haryana Board of School Education, Bhiwani and not by the concerned school as reported in a section of the press recently.

The clarification was made when a delegation of Sanskrit teachers called on Chief Miniter Bhupinder Singh Hooda here today and drew his attention towards a press report regarding Board's examination of Sanskrit subject.

It was decided to include 'Shashtri' as a qualifying degree for selection for the post of Sanskrit teacher. Regarding the demand of sanctioning of posts of Sanskrit Lecturers in Senior Secondary Schools, it was clarified that wherever more than 10 students would be willing to study Sanskrit as a subject in class-XI and subjsequently in class XII, the school would become eligible for creation of post of Sanskrit Lecturer.

Regarding the request of the Sanskrit teachers for promotion to the post of headmaster, the Chief Minister directed the Education Department to carry out the promotion of Sanskrit teachers to the post of Head Master before December 31.

It was further decided that Sanskrit teachers would henceforth be eligible to become Superintendent in the Board's examination and would also be eligible to officiate as Incharge Headmaster, if they are the seniormost in the school.

It was also decided to increase honorarium paid to the language Guest Teachers at a rate of Rs 70 per period as in the case of other masters.

Those present in the meeting included Education Minister Mange Ram Gupta, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Dharamvir, Parliamentary Secretary Sharda Rathore, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister M L Tayal and senior officers of Education Department.

UNI

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