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New attires for Surat teachers to duck green-saffron row

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Surat Municipal CorporationSurat Municipal Corporation sets an example by zeroing into multi-coloured uniforms for their teachers which are completely devoid of green or saffron shades. More than 4,000 teachers and principals will now wear the non-controversial uniforms. This decision will not only cork the controversy which raked up after the SMC body green uniform for their teachers.

From now on the prescribed attire of women teachers will be light brown sarees with a matching dark blue blouses and their male colleagues will wear violet and black striped shirts and black trousers. Recently the budgetary allocation for the schools was increased from 40 lakhs to 63.50 lakhs. So the SMEB has decided to colour the uniform of the teachers and the entire bit went into the kitty of Mafatlal Fabrics.

The SMEB will be supplying the dressing material to the teachers along with the stitching amount. The approximate cost of the sarees will be Rs.1,655 and the cost of the shirts will be around Rs.957. Presently Surat Municipal Corporation is running 327 schools with more than 1,432 male teachers and 2,755 female teachers, who are imparting quality education to 1.60 lakh students. The SMEB would approximately spend Rs.63.50 lakh on the uniforms.

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