Proposal of setting up Madrassa Service Commission ratified

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Kolkata, Apr 17 (UNI) The West Bengal Cabinet today ratified a proposal to set up Madrassa Service Commission, for the first time in the country, taking the minority educational institutions out of the purview of the state School Service Commission.

'' A Bill to this effect would be placed in the next session of the Assembly for legislation. Nowhere in the country is any such separate service commission for Madrasas, '' Minority Development and Welfare and Madrassa Education Minister Abdur Sattar said.

The proposed Commission would recruit teachers for Madrassas on the line of function of the School Service Commission, he said.

'' We will have a totally modern education system for Madrassas,'' Mr Sattar said, adding the budgetary allocation for this purpose was Rs 309 crore.

The Minister informed that there were altogether 508 Madrassas in the state with a total 400,000 students. The Government had plans to increase the number of such institutions to 900 in the next three years.

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