Ahead of the Rajasthan Assembly elections which are slated to be held in December this year, the Vasundhara Raje government’s attempts to woo the minority community continues.
The government has now exempted Muslim teachers from night stay in residential training camps which are being organised by the state education department across the state. These camps are being held as per policy decision taken by the Ministry of Human Resources.
The department has scheduled the training camps from May 21 to June 16, which fall on the holy month of Ramzan. The teachers engaged in elementary education have been shortlisted for the six-day camp wherein they would be taught latest methodology of teaching. As per the mandate, the teachers have to stay in the camps throughout the day and they can’t leave midway.
However, the department issuing an order has exempted Muslim teachers from night stay who are fasting during Ramzan. Such Muslim teachers, though, shall have to attend academic sessions in the camps during day time.
“In the light of holy month of Ramzan the trainees observing Roza (fast) will be relieved after the academic session,” said Deputy commissioner Priya Balram Sharma, while giving these directions to the staffers supervising camps in each district.
Earlier, the department completely exempted from the camps pregnant teachers, those suffering from cancer, brain haemorrhage and other incurable disease and also women teachers whose infants are six months old.
This is third decision in a row taken by the state government to woo Muslims. The social justice department, a week back, had announced to develop 500 modern Madarasa. As per the announcement 500 Madarasa will be developed with latest infrastructure and technology across the state under Adarsh Madarasa Yojana which is the budget announcement made by chief minister Vasundhara Raje.
In another decision the Rajasthan BJP during the month of Ramzan announced to work with members of Muslim community to propagate plans of the Central and state governments. The saffron party’s minority Morcha workers were instructed by the party high command to promote the government plan, schemes so the party could achieve 180-plus target in the upcoming assembly elections.
- Govt has exempted Muslim teachers from participating in residential training camps.
- BJP’s minority cell workers have been instructed to promote government schemes during Iftaars to boost poll prospects.
- Social justice dept has announced to develop 500 modern Madarasas which will get latest infrastructure and technology.