Bihar Government has sanctioned Rs 86.71 Cr for the development of 1100 State-run madrasas under Chief Minister Madrasa Development Programme. Libraries, computers, classrooms, tables, drinking water, toilets etc. will be provided to madrasas under the programme.
Bihar Madrasa Education Board Chairman Abdul Qaiyum Ansari said that the State Government has released funds for this work. Moreover, it has been decided to open minority residential schools in all districts of Bihar. All this work will be done by the Minority Welfare Department.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has implemented the seventh pay scale as well as the EPF scheme for teachers of madrasas from October 1, 2020. It has also been decided to give 15 per cent additional salary to those madrasa teachers who employed after 2011.
An amount of Rs. 10,000 will be given for the Madrasa students who pass the Foucania examination and Rs 25,000 for those who pass the Maulavi examination. Along with this, mid-day meal, bicycle, uniforms etc. will also be provided.
The Chief Minister has announced to transfer of the office of Bihar State Madrasa Education Board in the newly constructed building in Mithapur. The transfer process is in progress.
The Bihar madrassa board has over 4,000 madrasas affiliated to it, including 1,942 Government-aided, with over 15 lakh students. Of the 1,942 Government-aided madrassas with 7.8 lakh students, 1,733 are up to Class 8 (Wastaniya), 119 up to Class 10 (Fauqaniya), 55 up to Class 12 (Maulvi), 22 up to graduation (Aalim) and 14 up to post-graduation (Fazil).