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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Government does not pay madrasa teachers

According to the Kerala government, madrasa teachers are not entitled to any state funds. In response to a question from IUML legislator T V Ibrahim, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state government does not pay salaries to madrasa teachers.

Madrasa teachers have a contributory welfare fund to which they and their local committees each contribute Rs 50 each in a month. Ibrahim stated that there was a campaign before the Assembly elections that claimed the state was paying madrasa teachers.

According to the state government, the welfare fund had a corpus of Rs 10 crore in 2010. Various expenses, service charges, and retirement grants for retired madrasa teachers are covered by the corpus fund, which is interest-free. There are 23,809 madrasa teachers in Kerala who are members of the welfare fund.

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The CM said there had been an effort to portray that Muslims are making illegal profits. ‘Certain quarters engaged in the campaign with a communal intention. That issue has to be addressed,’ he added.


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