Government's attention has been drawn to a news item appearing in certain sections of the print media alleging delay on the part of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development and the UGC in implementing the decision on revision of pay scale of teachers in Universities and Colleges. Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik lays foundation stone of IIT-Bhubnaeswar.
The 8th Regional Office of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was opened in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. The regional Board office will have 632 schools affiliated to it from Orissa, West Bengal and Chhattishgarh. In his message, Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh envisaged that two teachers' training centres would be opened by the CBSE. CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi read out the message as Singh could not attend the inaugural function due to unavoidable circumstances. The welcome song was presented by the students of Chandrasekharpur DAV School, while the KV No-1 School students presented the National Anthem. Regional officers, principals, teachers and students from different CBSE-affiliated schools attended the function.