Chennai, August 11(BPNS)
The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment( HR&CE) department would soon be upgrading schools, colleges, and technical institutions under it. The Minister for HR&CE, P.K. Sekar Babu said that the educational institutions under the department would soon be provided with smart classrooms and other modern facilities and the government will provide special funds for the up-gradation of these institutions.
Sekar Babu while speaking to BPNS said, “The Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is keen that the educational institutions under HR&CE are upgraded and provided with smart classrooms, laboratories, playgrounds, toilets, and drinking water facilities.”
There are 44 schools, 5 colleges, and one Industrial Training Institute(ITI) under the HR &CE department and the Minister said that the department would soon upgrade facilities in these institutions.
Sekar Babu also said that the vacancies of teaching and non-teaching staff in these institutions would be filled soon and added that the department has drawn out specific plans for upgrading these institutions.
Around 33,000 students are studying in these institutions and the department is likely to get some higher allocation in the revised state budget to be presented in the house on August 13.
The department, according to the minister will also be giving proposals to increase the number of seats in these educational institutions as year after year several students get rejected due to shortage of seats in these institutions.
It may be noted that the DMK government has chalked out a strategy to recover the lost temple land under the HR&CE department in the state. Around 47000 acres of temple land in Tamil Nadu is being misused and the government has already taken steps and won cases in court on the evacuation of illegal residents in temple lands as well as have demolished some illegal constructions on temple land.