According to an official release here, one permanent conservancy staff each will be appointed to 66 hostels which house more than 100 students. While one part time conservancy personnel each will be appointed to 1170 hostels, which house less than 100 students. 'This will result in the appointment of 1236 conservancy workers, making the government to incur expense of Rs 3.36 crore per annum,' said the release.
The release stated that the State government led by Jayalalithaa has been taking various efforts for the benefit of backward, most backward and minority communities.
It recalled that the Chief Minister recently ordered construction of own buildings for students' hostels, which were functioning from rented premises.
Late last month, Jayalalithaa ordered construction of own buildings for 148 hostels for backward, most backward and denotified tribes students all over the State.
According to an official release, land has been identified to construct own buildings for 69 hostels which would house 50 students each and 15 hostels which would house 100 students each. These hostels were functioning in private buildings so far.
'The Chief Minister has alloted Rs 61.12 crore to construct buildings for these hostels. Also, she has allocated Rs 3.35 crore to install solar power equipment in these facilities,' said the statement.
The release also said Jayalalithaa has ordered upgradation of three Government Kallar Primary Schools as Middle Schools, and three Government Kallar Middle Schools as High Schools and three Government Kallar High Schools as Higher Secondary Schools.
'Due to the upgradation of these schools, 24 graduate teachers posts, 27 post graduate teachers posts, 3 junior assistants posts and 3 lab assistant posts will be created. The government will spend Rs 1.39 crore for this annually,' said the release.
Also during the same month, Jayalalithaa inaugurated seven student hostels constructed on behalf of the Department of Backward, Most Backward and Minorities Welfare at various districts including Karur, Tiruvallur and Madurai.