Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Monday decided to set up a Kerala Madrasa Teachers Welfare Fund Board to make available pension and other benefits for Madrasa teachers.
A decision to this effect was taken a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan here, an official release said. The cabinet approved a draft legislation in this regard.
The main objective is to provide pension and other benefits for madrasa teachers, it said.
The cabinet decided to recommend to the governor P Sathasivam on convening the assembly session from January 22. The session is scheduled to be held till February 8.
The state budget for the year 2018-19 would be presented on February 2, official sources said.