Arunachal Pradesh will soon get another Shikshak Bhavan here with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki laying the foundation stone of the building at Government Upper Primary School, Papunallah on Tuesday.

The three-storied building when completed will cater to about 15000 teachers working in the state for overnight stays at subsidized rates.

Incidentally, this is the second Shikshak Bhavan of the state.

The other one is coming up at Pasighat.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister exhorted the teachers, students and officials to maintain the asset with sincerity, an official communiqu informed here on Wednesday. 

He said the state government is aware of the hardships being faced by the teachers serving in various parts of the state and was committed to provide them with all basic facilities.

This Shikshak Bhavan would ease the accommodation trouble being faced by our teachers visiting the state capital for various purposes, he said and assured sufficient funds for its completion in phased manner.

Hailing teachers as builders of the country as well as the state s future, Tuki called upon them to be sincere and dedicated in fulfilling their onerous responsibility.

While the Government is committed for their welfare, the teachers too must be committed towards their duties, he said.

While assuring that the state government is doing its best for release of grants from the Central Government so that salaries can be paid to SSA teachers on time, the chief minister appealed to all to bear with the government as all central government schemes are dependent on timely release of funds from the Centre. 

On our part, we are releasing the state share for all central government schemes in advance, he informed.

Tuki further sought cooperation from teachers in streamlining their transfers and postings, which he cited as one of the major issues pending with the department.

Instead of complaining, I request the Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA) to discuss amongst them and suggest the government ways to streamline transfer and posting of teachers, he appealed.

On the issue of lack of subject teachers in government run schools, the Chief Minister informed that the Government would be soon recruiting the required number of subject teachers and equitably post them as and where needed.

Education Minister Tapang Taloh, Parliamentary Secretary for Education Bamang Felix, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Karya Bagang, office bearers of ATA and departmental officials were present on the occasion, the communiqu added.