Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet headed by chief minister Pema Khandu met on Friday and approved two important policies – one that will help rationalise transfer and posting of teachers serving under the state government and the other to boost the industrial sector of the state.
Arunachal Pradesh has 3,513 government schools including 211 community schools and approximately 16,594 regular teachers. Due to want of a robust state policy, the department was facing difficulties to rationalise posting of teachers in a transparent manner. Hence the Arunachal Pradesh Teachers Transfer & Posting Policy 2020 has been approved to ensure need based distribution of teachers to protect the academic interest of students and optimise job satisfaction among the teachers in a free and transparent manner.
Under the new policy, all government schools will be divided into three categories – hard, middle and soft. All new recruits will be initially posted in hard posting for a mandatory period of 3 years including probationary posting and subsequently in middle posting for five years.
All general transfer of teachers will be made in the month of April/May through online process. All applications for transfer of request shall be made online and should be forwarded to controlling authority in a time bound manner.
The Arunachal Pradesh State Industrial & Investment Policy 2019, which was also approved on Friday by the Cabinet, is aimed at leveraging the huge potential for industrial growth in Arunachal along with providing employment opportunities to the local youths through incentives in identified thrust areas like tourism, food processing and agro based industries, textiles and handicrafts, agri-horti processing sector, hydropower, etc.
The state government will set up a single window system to facilitate all clearances/ approvals/ licences/ permissions for setting up industries with the aim to create a conducive business environment to aid investment.
The various incentives provided by the policy, in addition to the incentives provided by the government of India, include state capital investment subsidy for all new industrial units in manufacturing and service sectors at the rate of 30% on the cost of investment in plant and machineries and SGST exemption in terms of tax reimbursement as per the slabs mentioned in the policy. Further the state government will provide various kinds of subsidies like state interest subsidy on term loan from bank on plant and machinery and working capital loan, power subsidy, stamp duty and registration fee reimbursement, transport subsidy, quality and ZED certification and supporting marketing and promotion etc.
The policy also promotes ‘Make-in-Arunachal’ which entails that state govt and other state controlled agencies to give preference to enterprises registered in the state while purchasing the manufactured products.