Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Wednesday announced various schemes for the welfare of government school teachers, to be implemented at a cost of ₹225 crore.
In a statement, he pointed to the key role played by teachers in the implementation of the government’s flagship schemes like Illam Thedi Kalvi (education at the doorstep), Naan Mudhalvan, Pudhumai Penn and Vanavil Mandram, among others.
In a video released by the government, CM Stalin said that tablets will be distributed to all secondary-grade teachers and PG teachers in government-run schools.
This is being done to help teachers in learning technology and keep themselves updated with the latest skills. Besides this, the CM announced that as a way to improve the reading habit of teachers, along with boosting their creativity and writing skills, the School Education Department will be releasing a monthly magazine called Kanavu Aasiriyar (Dream Teachers).
Mr. Stalin stated that tablet devices would be provided to all secondary and graduate teachers to enable them equip with the modern day teaching techniques. All teachers will undergo a full medical check-up once in three years, he added.
Aid for the educational expenses of children of teachers pursuing higher education will be increased to ₹50,000. Teachers who perform well in taking the government schemes to students will also be taken on educational tours abroad.