To overcome the crisis of quality teachers in the State, the Tripura Cabinet on Thursday announced to bear the interest of bank loan of TET eligible candidates willing to study B Ed in and outside the State.
This was announced by State Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath in presence of Cabinet and Transport Minister Pranajit Singha Roy in the State Secretariat during the press briefing after the weekly Cabinet meeting.
Nath said that under the newly announced scheme ‘Chief Minister’s B Ed Anuprerona Yojna’ of the State Government, around 5000 candidates shall be able to get the loan and for which the State Government will sign a memorandum of understanding with the various banks beside bearing the interest of the loan for four years and which according to an estimate will cost around Rs 35.5 crores from the state exchequer.
Nath said that it is a historical decision of the present government and shall help a large number of candidates especially from the lower income group schedule cast and tribe who are eligible but do not have money to join B Ed course due to fund crisis.
He added that the Cabinet has also decided to provide free 20 kg rice to 61058 below poverty line (BPL) families in 10 blocks mainly in the Dhalai district during the lean and rainy months of July and August so that there is no food crisis.
This will be in addition to the Rs two per kilogram rice provided through fair price shops for the poorest of the poor Antodaya registered families up to 35 kg per family or five kg rice per head per month at the rate of Rs two to the registered priority group families.