School education minister S Sailajanath has urged the leaders to understand the efforts of the State government to stop the diversion of SC/ST sub-plan funds to other works.
Speaking to the media at the CLP office here on Monday, Sailajanath said there were some occasions that the SC/ST sub-plan funds were diverted to works like Hussain Sagar waters purification. He said that the announcement of new scheme to the SC/ST students of classes IX and X show the sincerity of the government towards Dalits.
The minister said it was not proper on the part of TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu to talk as he wished instead of giving constructive advice to the State government. He said that one has to learn while watching the performance of the Kiran Kumar Reddy government.
At another press conference in the Secretariat after the review meeting with the officials of Official Language Association, Primary, Middle and Higher Education officials, Sailajanath said the State government was taking steps to revive five per cent weightage to Telugu medium students in government jobs.
The review meeting discussed the inclusion of Telugu culture and arts as part of Telugu subject from primary to higher level. The meeting also decided to make Sanskrit examination compulsory in Devanagari script even in Intermediate. He said the chief minister would take a final decision within four to five days.
Official language commission chairman Mandali Buddha Prasad said the Telugu will be implemented from primary level to higher studies.