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Class 8 Boards back; Bharatpur Municipal Corporation is reality

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 - 8:13pm IST | Place: Bharatpur | Agency: DNA

After a marathon meeting lasting up to 6 hours, the Cabinet meeting held at Bharatpur came up with the roadmap for development in state.

The government rechristened the development mantra of BSP (Bijli, Sadak and Paani) as SHREE (Sanitation, Health, Rural connectivity, Education and Electrification) project, which would be taken up from Bharatpur.

Bharatpur also gets its long-standing demand of being upgraded to a city with municipal corporation bringing it at par with Jaipur, Jodhpur and other major cities. Among other things, the Vasundhara Raje government has dedicated substantial resources to development of temples and the infrastructure around them.  

One of the most important decisions taken by the state Cabinet is to bring the Class 8 Boards back into the state-run-schooling system.

Rajendra Rathore, medical and health minister, told dna, “The Boards would be optional for parents who want their children to take it.” The decision has been taken to address the concerns of parents who were worried about the quality of education in schools.

Asked if the decision would clash with RTE norms, which forbids any exam pattern till class 8. He said, “That’s why we have made it optional.” The government has also decided to simply the recruitment of teachers by introducing a single exam to fill up vacancies.

Cabinet decisions
New department for cow care would be set up in state. Rules against smuggling of cows would be incorporated into the existing law

Infrastructure would be developed around Kailadevi Temple in Karauli, Madanmohan Temple in Kama and Giriraj Ji near Bharatpur.   

Bharatpur would soon be getting a Municipal Corporation and a medical college bringing it at par with Jaipur and Jodhpur among other cities

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