Bengaluru: The state Cabinet on Wednesday decided to extend free education for girls doing their pre-university, graduation and postgraduation in government colleges.
Speaking to reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Krishna Byregowda said the Cabinet had approved the Rs 95 crore proposal, involving the fee of around 3.17 lakh girl students studying in various PU and government first grade colleges.
The Cabinet also gave consent to amending the Right to Education Act, to prohibit parents from admitting their underpriveleged children to private schools if they have access to government schools nearby.
In other decisions approval was given for a review of the sixth pay commission recommendation on allowances for government employees and to refer its suggestion of a five- day week or declaring every fourth Saturday a holiday and cancelling government holidays on birth anniversaries of revered public figures to a cabinet sub-committee .
With industries struggling to get agriculture land converted for industrial use, the Cabinet decided to amend the Revenue Act 1964 to make the process easier....