Children Education Assistance and Reimbursement of tution fee

Following is based on recommendation of the 6th pay commission; see http://india.gov.in/govt/paycommission.php. Its effective 1st Sept 2008. As per a report in Dharitri the Orissa government is also planning to implementing it for its state employees.

The above numbers can serve as a benchmark for the state and the country to aim to provide for similar amount for every child’s K-12 education. They can start with kids with BPL parents, making it part of R & R, requiring every organization with more than 20(?) employees to provide to all their employees’ children, etc.

1 comment November 3rd, 2008

Ravenshaw on its way to become universally accessible

Thanks to initiatives by activist, poet and story-writer Sruti Mohapatra and the VC of Ravenshaw University, Ravenshw University’s proposal to make it universally accessible has been accepted and the university has received initial funds for it. Ravenshaw may thus become Orissa’s first universally accessible college/university/campus; and may be even the country’s first universally accessible university.

The budget that was submitted was as follows. I think all of it has been accepted. (Not 100% sure.)

CONSTRUCTION & MODIFICATION

GENERAL
SIGNAGE                                    Rs.    25,000
AUDIO SYSTEM                            Rs.  2,55,000
SERVICE & INFORMATION COUNTERS            Rs.  3,33,000
TOILET                                    Rs.  2,25,000
CLASSROOMS                                Rs.  10,00,00
SEMINAR ROOM                            Rs.  1,00,000
LIBRARY                                    Rs. 8,00,000
TALKING LIBRARY                            Rs. 2,00,000
LABORATORIES                            Rs.  3,00,000
DRINKING WATER FACILITY                    Rs.  1,00,000
HOSTEL                                    Rs. 15,00,000
PLAYGROUND                                Rs. 25,00,000

GROUND FLOOR
PATHWAYS                                Rs.  4,00,000
RAMP                                    Rs.  2,00,000

FIRST FLOOR
HANDRAILS                                 Rs.  3,20,000
RAMP FOR THE FIRST FLOOR                Rs.  4,00,000
STEPS AND STAIRS                        Rs.  2,00,000
ELEVATORS                                Rs.  10,00,000
EMERGENCY EVACUATION                    Rs.  2,00,000

SETTING UP SPECIALISED LABORATORIES, LIBRARY
AND RESOURCE ROOM

TENTATIVE                                      Rs.  25,00,000

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
12 WORKSHOPS                            Rs.  12,00,000

ARCHITECT’S FEES
CONCESSIONAL                            Rs.  20,00,000

 

April 19th, 2008


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