Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman delivered her Union Budget 2023 speech on Wednesday, and in it, she announced a major recruitment drive for the education sector. The Centre plans to recruit 38,800 teachers and support staff for the 740 schools in the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) over the next three years. This move is aimed at improving the educational opportunities for the tribal students who attend these schools.
In addition to the recruitment drive, the Finance Minister also outlined key plans for the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in India.
The Pradhan Mantri PVTG Development Mission will be launched to improve access to basic facilities such as safe housing, clean drinking water, and sanitation, as well as improved access to education, health, nutrition, roads, telecom connectivity, and sustainable livelihood opportunities.
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An amount of ₹15,000 crore will be made available over the next three years to implement the mission as part of the development action plan for the Scheduled Tribes.
The Finance Minister’s focus on the education sector and the improvement of the conditions of the tribal communities is a positive step towards creating a better future for India. With the recruitment drive for teachers and support staff, the Eklavya Model Residential Schools will be better equipped to provide quality education to the tribal students, and the Pradhan Mantri PVTG Development Mission will ensure that the tribal communities have access to basic necessities and opportunities for growth and development.
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