The Uttar Pradesh state government tabled department budget during the legislative assembly wherein Rs 354.47 crore for department of technical education, Rs 1,715.62 crore for higher education, Rs 242.21 crore for vocational education were passed.
Reacting to suggestions made by BJP’s Radhamohan Das Agarwal, the state government also said it would consider suggestions to start 5-year integrated post graduate courses in the state. In addition, the government also agreed to order an inquiry into the delay in payments to madrassa teachers. Responding to a question raised by Congress’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi about why payments were delayed despite grants being released by the Centre in November, 2011, parliamentary affairs minister Mohammad Azam Khan said strict action would be initiated against those found guilty. In response to another question raised by Joshi, Khan ruled out the possibility of increasing the salaries of madrassa teachers.
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