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Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced abolition of block grant system in school and colleges of the state.

Bhubaneswar:1/9/17; In a relief for the agitating block grant teachers of Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced abolition of block grant system in school and colleges of the state.

After meeting with the agitating teachers’ body, Naveen said that his government had decided to assist financial support to education institutions in the state by introducing block grant policy since 2004. The government today decided to replace the block grant system with grant-in-aid.

“My government has decided to abolish the block grant system and replace it with grant-in-aid,” the CM quoted before media.”

The teachers will get an overall benefit following the institutional policy of the state, he added.

Meanwhile, the agitating teachers’ body has called off their strike following Naveen’s announcement.

However, the body has put a condition to fulfil the other demands within two months.

The development in this regard just came a day after Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra told media that the CM has agreed on the principle to abolish the block grant system as the teachers’ stir entered in the 17th day today.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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