Tripura govt. launched Chief Minister’s B.Ed Anuprerana Yojana back in the year 2018 which now stands closed. Under this B.Ed Anuprerna Scheme, the state govt. provided interest subsidy on bank loans to B.Ed trainee teachers. The Bed Anuprerna Scheme encouraged students to pursue B.Ed Training Course to become eligible for teaching jobs. In this scheme, around 5000 candidates were sponsored.
The subsidy on interest of bank loan was only applicable for those teachers who are taking admissions in B.Ed colleges with National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation. Govt. had started the first batch under this Bank Loan Interest Subsidy Scheme from the previous academic session. This scheme costed Rs. 35.5 crore p.a to the state government.
Features of CM B.Ed Anuprerana Yojana in Tripura
The state govt. of Tripura is going to launch this scheme for those who cannot afford free of cost B.Ed training. The important features and highlights of this Anuprerana Yojana govt. loan scheme for B.Ed Teachers were as follows:-
- Govt. provided interest subsidy on loans given to B.Ed training purposes under CM B.Ed Anuprerana Yojana.
- Students who were going to take admissions in B.Ed colleges with NAAC accreditation were eligible.
- This scheme costed around Rs. 35.5 per annum to the Tripura government.
- The batch for CM B.Ed Anuprerna Yojana had started from the previous session onward.
Repayment of Interest Subsidy on Bank Loans for Teachers
All B.Ed trainee teachers were able to make repayment of loans after they get suitable jobs. The trainees were not required to pay any interest for the first 4 years. Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with different banks to start the loan process for B.Ed Training.
Why CM B.Ed Anuprerna Yojana Launch was Needed
As per the year 2018 reports, around 4,385 schools were present in the Tripura state which includes govt. / govt. aided schools and aided madrasas. There was severe shortage of trained teachers in such institutions. There were 41,912 teachers in govt. service out of which only 9,022 possess the necessary training as per Right to Education and National Council of Teachers Education (NCTE).
There were around 32,000 teachers serving in different schools without proper training. The state govt. wanted to ensure proper availability of trained teachers as per national guidelines through CM B.Ed Anuprerana Yojana. Previously, SC terminated jobs of 10,323 school teachers from Tripura owing to faulty recruitment process. Most of these teachers did not fulfill the eligibility criteria as per NCTE guidelines. So to raise the quality of teaching, the state govt. launched CM B.Ed Anuprerna Yojana.
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