It is official now as the Shikshakarmis are now part of the school education department.
The Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh signed on an order to this effect today itself.
The cabinet had earlier approved of the decision.
The signing was done today as the merger with the department had to be enforced from July 1 of this year as per cabinet decision.
The order is to benefit the over a lakh Shikshakarmis with another ten thousand likely to be merged by next year.
The decision however has not gone down well with the a section of Shikshakarmis who are deprived of the merger as of now.
Most of these are Shikshakarmis who have served less than eight years in job.>