The government is mulling to provide one-time financial assistance to nearly 40,000 teachers of private schools here—who got affected during the ongoing lockdown amid Coronavirus pandemic.
Top official of the Jammu and Kashmir School Education Department said it is for those teachers who are working on a meager salary in hundreds of private schools.
“In Jammu and Kashmir, the department has estimated nearly 40,000 such teachers who have got affected due to COVID-19 lockdown and the government is planning to provide them one-time financial aid of Rs 3,000 each,” they said.
Meanwhile, Director Finance, School Education Department in this regard issued an order urging the directors of both Jammu and Kashmir regions to provide the information of such schools as well as teachers.
“In a meeting held under lieutenant governor G C Murmu, it has been instructed to explore possibility of providing one-time financial assistance to needy private school teachers based on details of fee charges by such schools,” reads the order.
The information which government has sought from the both directors include number of such schools, number of students enrolled, tuition fee collected during March, April and May, total number of staff including both teaching and non-teaching, monthly salary provision and surplus shortfall of salary.
The government has urged both educational directors to furnish this information within a week’s positively.