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Chhattisgarh Govt approves merger of around 1 lakh 50 thousand ‘shikshakarmi’, with state school education department


The Chhattisgarh Government late yesterday evening approved merger of `shikshakarmi’ with the state school education department. The decision, which is going to put a burden of Rs 1,346 crore on the exchequer, was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Raman Singh in Raipur last evening.

Notably, shikshakarmi are presently working under Panchayats and other local bodies,

Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Ajay Chandrakar said the decision will be effective from July 1, and will benefit around 1.50 lakh shikshakarmi who are presently under the purview of Panchayats and urban local bodies.

In the first phase, merger of 1.03 lakh shikshakarmi who have completed eight years of service will be carried out from the July 1. The remaining 48,000 shikshakarmi will become eligible for merger into the school education department as and when they complete eight years of service, the minister said.


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