Chandigarh, Oct 15 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that officers and officials of Board of School Education, Haryana, Bhiwani would soon get the benefit of 7th Pay Commission. Apart from this, in future, the students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes studying in government schools would not have to pay board examination fee.

The Chief Minister made these announcements while addressing the gathering at the Annual Investiture Ceremony of Haryana School Education Board in Bhiwani today. He also announced that teachers playing significant role in putting a check on use of unfair means cases would be honoured at district level.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal and Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma released the Swarna Jayanti Logo of the Board. They also laid foundation stone of Atal Multipurpose Auditorium which has been named after former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna, Late. Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee. A sum of Rs 55 crore would be spent on this Auditorium.

Mr. Manohar Lal said that said that the Board has made concerted efforts to put a check on Unfair Means Cases (UMC) in board examinations. The Chief Minister appreciated the Board for this achievement. He said that the Board also has to conduct HTET examination which it had been conducting with full transparency.

Speaking on the occasion, Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma said that the Atal Multipurpose Auditorium being established in the Board premises would be one of a kind. He said that the Auditorium would have seating capacity of about 2,000 people. He said that there would be no dearth of funds for the education of poor bright students and for this, separate budget provision has been made.

Member of Parliament, Mr. Dharambir Singh said that the future of the country and the society depends on children. In this direction, education is must for them. “Only that society and country can progress where children will be educated”, he added.

Earlier on this occasion, the Chief Minister presented Dr. Kalpana Chawla Award, Gold medals and Silver medals to 216 brilliant students of government and open schools who have scored first and second position in Xth and ten plus two classes from 2012 to 2018. Apart from this, he also gave cash prizes of Rs 51,000 and Rs 31,000 respectively to medal winning students. As many as 95 schools which have improved quality of education and remained at top were also honoured with trophies. Similarly, the Chief Minister also honoured nine schools, which have played significant role in considerably eliminating UMC cases, with cash prizes of Rs 25,000 each. In the function, Dr. Kalpana Chawla Award was given to 59 girl students, gold medal to 57 students and silver medal to 100 students.

Chairman, Haryana Board of School Education, Dr. Jagbir Singh apprised the Chief Minister and Education Minister about the Board’s achievements.