Upgrading primary schools in MP

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Bhopal, Nov 23 (UNI) As many as 1119 primary schools will be upgraded to middle schools in Madhya Pradesh under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and each upgraded school will have two contract teachers of grade two.

Upgradation of the schools, already approved by the Union Government, was decided at the state Cabinet meeting, presided over by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, here yesterday.

While the state and central government will equally share expenses on salaries, provision for building and appliances would be made by the union government through annual action plans, official sources said.

The contract teachers will be given consolidated salary of Rs 3500 per month.

The cabinet also approved upgradation of general nursing training schools at Ujjain and Jabalpur as BSc nursing colleges of 50 seats each and funds for it would be provided under National Rural Health Mission.

The cabinet decided to set up Madhya Pradesh Urban Infrastructure Fund with government share of Rs 20 crore to provide funds to urban bodies for basis amenities.

The cabinet also approved reduced leave facility to workcharged and contigency staff with 14 days annual leave for regular staff having a tenure of more than a year and 10 days leave on half-pay to temporary staff.

UNI

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