While presiding over the meeting of H.P. Government Teachers Union, Education Minister I.D. Dhiman said that Government has appointed 14000 teachers and the department will fill another 6000 posts. He said that a sum of Rs. 3164.54cr was being spent in education sector which was 597.54 crore more than the last financial year. He added that the State Government was endeavouring to provide quality education to the students and all the infrastructure facilities were being provided in educational institutions of the State, adding that, the State Government was implementing Information Communication Technology Project in 628 Government Senior Secondary Schools in the State with the objective to strengthen the teaching-learning activities and prepare the students to compete in various competitions.
Education Minister said that the main aim of rationalization of education in the schools was to improve the teacher-student ratio. He urged the teaching community to be ready to face the challenges in the field of education and should keep themselves updated with latest technology in education sector. Besides, he also urged the teachers to motivate the students to enroll themselves so that they may not be deprived of quality education.
Dhiman said that the State Government was fulfilling all the genuine demands of the teachers on priority and was also providing financial benefits from time to time. President of the Union apprised the Minister about the demands of the teachers. K. Sanjay Murthy, Secretary, Education, Dr. O.P. Sharma, Director, Education and Rajeev Sharma, Director, Elementary Education were also present on the occasion among others.
In the meeting education minister did not talked about PTA, who are working from last four years on laborer’s salary.