The Cabinet in its meeting held today gave approval to launch “Mukhya Mantri Shikshak Samman Yojana” in the State. The main objective of the Scheme is to motivate teachers (TGT/PGT/Headmasters/Principals) to give overall good results and particularly in subjects like Maths, Science and English etc.
The teachers who will give 100 percent results will be given one year extension in service and monetary rewards. The Scheme was announced by the Chief Minister in his budget speech 2016, wherein he stated that one year extension would be given to the teachers who will consistently give 100 percent results in Board Examinations for a period of five years.
The Cabinet Meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. With an aim to create self-employment and employment generation and for up-grading the skill of entrepreneurs besides providing them all support including professional guidance etc the Cabinet approved ‘Chief Minister’s Start-up/innovation Projects/ New Industries Scheme’. The scheme also aims at helping and hand-holding entrepreneurs to select viable projects in the potential areas in manufacturing and service sectors and train them to set up start-ups and subsequently manage and run their enterprises professionally.
The Cabinet decided to levy administrative and contingency charges @ 9 percent for Central Government Ministries and various Public Sectors Units including National Highway Authority of India, Railways and Ministry of Defense etc for initiating several land acquisition proceedings in the State on analogy of various States like Haryana, Bihar, Assam etc.
The Cabinet approved to start Education as a new subject at Under Graduate level in Government Degree Colleges for 2017-18 provided that the strength of students should be four thousand or more. This is being done with the view to provide better foundation for students to qualify the entrance test for admission in various examinations.