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KCR asks officials to start 60 residential schools for minorities by June 2016

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has directed the officials to launch 60 residential schools for students of minority communities from June 2016.

The directions were issued during a review meeting held by the Chief Minister on the minorities’ welfare. The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Ministers Kadiyam Srihari and Mohammed Mahmood Ali, State Ministers and senior officials.

KCR said of 60 residential schools, 30 should be for girl students of minority communities. These schools will be funded by the Minorities Welfare Department and run by Education Department. He also asked officials to appointment required staff for these schools through the DSC. He also directed them to notify all vacant posts of Urdu teachers in the State. From June 2016, the proposed residential schools will have three classes – 5th, 6th and 7th and each year, one new class will be added up to 12th Class. An amount of Rs. 20 crore would be allocated for each residential school. He said the residential schools could be initially started in rented buildings, but later each of them should have an own building on six acres of land each.

The Chief Minister also directed the officials to shift Chanchalguda Jail and Hyderabad Race Course to city’s outskirts and use their land for the proposed residential schools. (INN)