The Himachal Pradesh cabinet gave its nod to the ‘Himachal Pradesh early childhood care and education tutor scheme-2022’ for children in the age group of 3 to 6, in government primary schools under the National Education Policy.
The scheme envisages appropriate care and stimulation of the brain in early years to ensure healthy development and growth. Special attention and priority would be given to socio-economically disadvantaged districts and areas.
The cabinet also approved the policy to hire pre-primary teachers. The education department will frame recruitment and promotion (R&P) rules and till these are finalised, the department shall engage outsourced tutors.
For candidates who have done a one-year diploma in nursery teacher education/pre-school education/early childhood education programme, the department will frame bridge courses to make them eligible. They will be paid a sum of ₹9,000 a month.