'Govt Mulling Merger of BEd and DIET'

Published: 08th September 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2014 04:39 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: The state government is contemplating issuing the DSC notification within a week, after bringing the issue over permitting BEd candidates for the posts of Secondary Grade Teachers (SGT) to a logical conclusion. It is also examining the possibility of allowing the BEd candidates to compete with the DiET (diploma) candidates for the posts of Secondary Grade Teachers (SGT). A final decision to this effect will be taken after consulting the Centre, HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao has said.

Srinivasa Rao told reporters here Sunday that the government was considering merging BEd with DiET and a decision would be taken only after consulting all the stakeholders.

The government would also come up with a new sports policy to encourage sportspersons. “For students, we will consider giving additional marks in academics if they participate in national and international sports events. We are also thinking of conducting the National Games in the state, particularly Vizag.”

Later, the minister participated in a meeting with the Telugu Desam legislators from the district at the Circuit Guest House. He announced that the MLAs decided to approach chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu to consider their request for establishing an IIT in Visakhapatnam. The legislators also wanted the state to provide enough funds for taking up development works in their Assembly constitutions, he added.

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