KATHMANDU — The Parliament on Saturday endorsed the bill on eighth amendment to Education (Eighth Amendment) Bill- 2072 BS, paving the way to restructuring of the education sector in Nepal after an untiring effort of six years.
Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel tabled a proposal looking for support of the Bill amid the parliament meet Saturday.
The new Act eliminates Higher Secondary Education Board, fuses Plus Two level in School level education and decades-long problem of temporary teachers.
The bill has restructured the school level education at basic (grades one to eight) and secondary levels (grades nine to 12) from the existing primary (grades one to five), lower-secondary (grades six to eight), secondary (grades nine to 10) and higher secondary (grades 11 to 12) levels.
Similarly, the Higher Secondary Education Board will be replaced by the Central Examination Board, and SLC exams will go regional while central assessment will be held only in grade 8.
The Bill also allows the temporary teachers recruited before February 2011 to either compete for 40 percent reserved posts in total vacancies or choose a golden handshake deal which offers severance sum between Rs 100,000 to Rs 400,000 based on their service period.
The deal will be provided under three categories: those with service period of 5-10 years, 10 to 15 years and 15 years and above.
Temporary teachers who fall under the first category will be entitled to an amount equal to 15 days’ salary for each service year, while those coming under the second and third categories will be paid one month’s salary and 45 days’ salary respectively for each year of service period.
According to the new Bill, the chairman of the school management committee will be selected from the committee members. This is to discourage political appointment for the same position, however, the new Bill has clarified that it is applicable to the community schools announced free education up to the secondary level.Follow @gorkhapost
Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday
KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.
According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.
President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.
As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.
Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.Follow @gorkhapost