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Welfare scheme in offing for 55 lakh teachers

Welfare scheme in offing for 55 lakh teachers

Nearly 55 lakh teachers from schools, colleges and universities across the country can hope for a number of welfare measures, including insurance cover and housing facility.

The government is planning to launch a new scheme National Foundation for Teachers' Welfare under which teachers of nearly 1.3 million elementary schools, 20,000 colleges and 500 universities will be entitled for these benefits.

The proposed scheme will come for discussion at the meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), the highest advisory body having state education ministers as its members, on June 18 and 19, a HRD Ministry official said.

The government has Central Government Health Scheme which covers most of the central government employees.

However, the proposed scheme will provide insurance cover to all teachers, including those appointed by the state government.

The scheme also envisages provision of housing facility to each teacher in the country.


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