The Union Cabinet has given its approval to transfer schools run by the Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA) to the Department of Education (DoE), Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) or any registered society run by DoE, CTA over a three year period. The Indian teaching and non-teaching staff of CTSA would be given an option to join the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan/ Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti / Central Board of Secondary Education /Demonstration schools of National Council of Educational Research and Training as and when CTSA schools are transferred to DoE, CTA.
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CTA would be provided funds at the rate of Rs. 43 crore per annum plus an annual increment of 5 percent to CTA. The transfer would benefit 2220 residential students and 6455 day scholars through better focus on their educational needs.
There would be a potential saving of Rs. 69.29 crore for the Government of India over a 5 year period.
CTSA was established as a Society in 1961 with the objective of establishing, managing and running schools for educating the children of Tibetan refugees who migrated to India while preserving Tibetan culture and heritage and promoting the Tibetan language.