Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given a one-time grant of Tk74.81 crore for the teachers and staff of non-MPO educational institutions, to help mitigate their sufferings amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Under the scheme, some 1,05,785 teachers and staff of general schools and 61,440 of vocational institutions, Madrasas will be benefitted.
The teachers will get Tk5,000 each in cash, while the staff Tk2500 each.
Of the total amount, Tk46,633crore was granted in favour of the Secondary and Higher Education Division, and Tk28,184 crore in favour of the Technical and Madrasa Education Division.
Money for the aid will come from the government's Tk10,000 crore incentive package allocated to counter the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic.
Teachers and staff under the same criteria had received the same amount of cash aid last year. Money for that aid came from the prime minister's relief fund.