Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has ordered that 3,200 teaching vacancies in 133 government aided colleges in Tamilnadu can be filled by the respective managements, Higher Education Minister Palaniappan informed the Assembly today.
Replying to Sankarankoil MLA Muthuselvi during the Question Hour, the Minister said the government will consider starting a government engineering college in Sankarankoil. The Chief Minister had ordered to set up one social college each in every district, he said.
The Minister also said that he would take to the notice of the Chief Minister the proposal to convert government aided colleges as government institutions.
Fodder production: Minister T K M Chinnaiah said fodder production was taking place at a cost of Rs 24.50 crore in 30 districts in the State. It is being sent to various godowns to be fed to cattle, he said this while replying to a query from Thali MLA Ramachandran.
Houses for weavers: Handloom Minister Sundararaj said the Chief Minister had ordered to construct 10,000 green houses to the weavers for the first time in the country.
The Minister further said Palayamkottai Handloom Development Scheme is functioning sucessfully for the last three years. Through this, 320 handloom weavers are being benefitted, he added.
Own buildings for EB offices: Electricity Minister Natham Viswanathan said offices of Tamilnadu Electricity Board, which are functioning from rented premises, will get own buildings. Priority will be given to the offices which have space constraints.
Family courts at 13 places: Law and Municipal Administration Minister K P Munusamy said family courts would be set up in 13 places in the State. He said this while answering to Manamadurai MLA Gunasekaran.
DMK MLAs boycott session: Legislators from the opposition DMK came to the Assembly-Secretariat complex today. However, they did not take part in the proceedings. Speaking to reporters, the party's floor leader M K Stalin said DMK MLA Sivasankar was suspended for the whole session on Friday. 'Hence we have decided not to take part in the rest of the session,' he said. Sivasankar, who represents Kunnam constituency, was suspended by Speaker P Dhanapal after there was a ruckus by DMK MLAs in the House Friday.