Andhra Pradesh: The state government will bring municipal schools under the education department!
Vijayawada, June 2: The Andhra Pradesh government will bring the municipal schools in the state under the education department. The process for this has also started. There are 2,115 municipal schools in the state, employing 14,000 teachers. All these schools will soon be taken under the Department of School Education. A report has also been sent to all the municipal commissioners regarding this.
The state government has decided to merge all the schools owned by the municipality with the education department. Through this process all the teachers will come under the education department. For this, the government has directed the concerned municipalities and city councils to take a resolution. The government is merging the schools under the education department.
Recently, Minister Audimulpu Suresh assured the teachers’ unions that there is currently no plan to bring municipal schools under the Department of School Education. It has now come to the fore that some municipal commissioners were allowed to merge even before the resolutions in that regard were passed by the councils. As Kakinada Municipal Council reportedly accepted a proposal to bring municipal schools under the purview of the School Education Department, it has opposed the proposed transfer of property.
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Story first published: Thursday, June 2, 2022, 16:07 [IST]