Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao announced financial assistance to private school teachers on 8th April 2021. The government will provide Rs 2000 and 25 kgs of rice bags for private teachers and staff of private schools. Private teachers who face a financial crisis because of Covid and the lockdown of schools can benefit.
Due to the lockdown and the Covid pandemic, schools have closed since March 2020, and private schools’ management did not pay teachers’ salaries.
The government recently declared the closure of schools because of the indefinite rise of corona cases after opening the schools in February 2021.
Many private school teachers protested and hit the streets, demanding the government reopen the schools or provide financial assistance. So Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao provided Rs 2000 and 25 kgs rice bags per month. They can get through ration shops every month till the government reopens the schools.
Guide Lines for Private Teachers
To avail of this benefit, private school teachers must submit the applications at the district collector’s offices. Teachers must also give their respective bank account details and other required information.
Nearly 1.50 Lakh teachers and other staff members working in private schools can benefit from this scheme.
The CM of Telangana instructed the Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy and other Ministers Gangula Kamalakar and government chief adviser Rajiv Sharma to hold a video conference on 9th April 2021, Friday, to finalize the scheme modalities.
KCR decided on the scheme on humanity’s grounds to help the private school staff and teachers. All the DEOs, Civil Supplies Department DSOs, and Collectors must participate in the conference. They discuss implementing all the modalities, guidelines, and orders required to issue the action plan accordingly.
The President of Telangana Recognised School Managements Association (TRSMA), Y Shekhar Rao, stated that around 2.20 Lakh teachers and other private school staff were in a very critical situation financially the previous year.
For them buying even groceries became difficult, so that this scheme will aid to an extent. And he also suggested Rs 5000 better than Rs 2000 as an aid because Rs 2000 will pay barely enough for only one person’s food.