THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The financial burden on the government in granting new Plus-II batches was only a little more than `50 crore, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said. He further said that in his opinion, Plus-II should be granted to all schools from next year onwards.
Rejecting reports about corruption in granting Plus-II batches, Chandy said there was no scope for corruption in granting the batches.
“In my opinion, Plus-II should be granted to all High Schools from next year onwards. Let all students get the opportunity to learn,” Chandy said. He criticised reports stating that the government suffered a financial burden of around ` 400 crore in granting new Plus-II batches and schools. Market Intervention The Cabinet has decided to go in for effective market intervention ahead of Onam festival season by bringing in uniform prices for items in Supplyco and Consumerfed.
While bringing in uniformity in prices, consumers may not get the subsidy given to certain items. Responding to queries at the Cabinet briefing, the Chief Minister criticised media reports against Horticorp selling vegetables to hotels.
“With this initiative, farmers used to get some good price. But with some media reports, the initiative was stopped. Had I known this, I would have prevented the same,” Chandy said. KER Amendments The Cabinet on Wednesday issued sanction to bring in amendments to the Kerala Education Rules (KER).