DHARAMSHALA: The Department of Education of the Central Tibetan Administration said it has forwarded a detail proposal to the Indian government to take over the administration of CST schools from the Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA).
“The department of education has made consistent efforts to take over the administration of Tibetan schools from the CTSA for an all-round management of education and welfare of these schools. We have also raised the matter in the meetings of CTSA board of directors. Moreover, Kalon Tripa of the14th Kashag has continued the followup work by meeting CTSA chairman and other senior Indian leaders. As a result, we have been asked by the CTSA to submit a detailed takeover proposal, which we sent on 8 May 2012,” the department said in its press release on 10 July.
“The CTSA has already forwarded its recommendations to the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India,” it added.
“There are currently 63 CST schools with 7,555 students and 761 teaching and non teaching staff,” it said.
“There salary and other benefits for the present teaching and non teaching staff would remain unaffected. Concerning this, the CTSA director on 22 June 2012 said it would facilitate the Indian teachers to join government schools like KVS, NVS and Demonstration Multipurpose School of NCERT if they wish to. He also assured them that they would get the same salary and other benefits if they wish to continue their service in the CST schools,” the press release said.
The Department of Education expressed deep gratitude to the government and people of India, especially the teachers and staff members of CTSA, for their conscientious effort in the education of future seeds of Tibet for the last more than 50 years in exile.
CTSA is an autonomous organisation under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, established in 1961 with the objective to establish, manage and assist schools in India for the education of Tibetan children living in India while preserving and promoting their culture and heritage.