Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister, Goa, on Monday had set up a committee to examine the vertical mobility of students and implement a series of changes including the sphere of government jobs. The state had previously decided to commence classes for schools and colleges in the first week of June 2020 which now stands postponed due to the extension of lockdown.
The committee formed by the Director of Education, Director of Technical Education and Director of Higher Education among others following Chief Minister who is also the Education Minister in the state chaired a meeting. It was decided in the meeting that recruitment rules for government posts will be restructured to accommodate vocational students.
“The redistribution among SHGs supplying mid-day meals will be done so that parity is maintained in respect of number of students. Aided primary schools will be covered under the maintenance grants instead of the existing scheme of Rs 400 per child per month. Pre-primary schools will be regulated as per the Goa School Education Act and Rules,” as informed in the meeting.
Remuneration of part-time instructors under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan will be increased to 22,000 from 16,000 per month.
Vocational teachers in government-aided schools will be henceforth known as Contract Basis Vocational Teachers. Other pre-existing terms such as Full-Time Contract Basis, Double Part-Time and Single Part-Time Basis have been removed.