PATNA: Bihar Cabinet today decided to give salary to untrained teachers of secondary and higher secondary schools of the state during their training period.
"The Cabinet today gave its nod to a proposal of education department to give salary to untrained teachers of secondary and higher secondary schools of the state during training period," Cabinet Secretariat Department's Principal Secretary Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters.
Mehrotra said that the Cabinet gave its nod to "Bihar District Board Secondary and Higher Secondary (Employment and Service Conditions) (Amendment) Rules 2016" and "Bihar Municipal Bodies Secondary and Higher Secondary (Employment and Service Conditions) (Amendment) Rules 2016" for the purpose.
Earlier, untrained teachers appointed by district board and municipal bodies in secondary and higher secondary schools had to complete their training courses including B.Ed programme within six years of their appointment but with the amendement getting nod, untrained teachers will have to complete their training within three years of joinning, Principal Secretary said.
The govenrment will give salary for the period during which the untrained teachers would get training, Mehrotra said while making it clear that teachers will have to furnish bond that they will work for next five years after availing the facility for training.
If they dont work after completing training, then they will have to return the amount which they would get during the training period.
Besides, education department will now take steps and initiatives to ensure that selected candidates get their appointment letters in time, Mehrotra said adding that as per the current provision, selected candidates have to report to authorities concerned for joining within 30 days of their selection but they, sometimes, do not get appointment letters.
The Cabinet also gave its nod for appointment of Patna high court judge Justice Hemant Gupta as 'executive chairman' of Bihar State Legal Service Authority, he said.
It also approved that the second session of 16th Bihar Legislative Assmebly and 182nd session of Bihar Legislative Council were adjourned sine die, Mehrotra said.