29th Oct 2020 12:10:AM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Oct 28: The Cabinet decision to have only one Director for School Education by merging the post of Director Elementary Education and Director Secondary Education has met with criticism with the apex students body, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) stating that the decision will adversely affect the education system and disturb the dynamics of school education in the state.
The proposal was earlier placed on 10th August 2018 which had attracted strong opposition against the move. Then Education Minister Honchun Ngandam, dated 17 February 2019 had noted that there are separate Ministry for Higher & Technical Education and Secondary Education in many States; therefore, such proposal for single Director should not be taken up at the juncture. 
The Department of Education consisting of 3316 schools, 10540 regular teachers and 7263 ISSE teachers and lakhs of students is one of the largest department in the State. The government of Arunachal Pradesh bifurcated the departments for administrative efficiency to deal with the vast population. If the department is taken a decade back it may disturb the dynamics of school education which is a slow and gradual process with consistent effort, the union said.
AAPSU also said that the decision is not in the greater interest of the students’ community, the officials, staff and education policy of the State. The decision has brought much discontentment and is also detrimental to the indigenous populace of the State in giving opportunity to those dedicated officers who had served the State and understand the ground realities, it said.
Such a move will create more confusion and problems in the department rather than easing the already bifurcated Directors. In comparison to other departments, the Education department with huge manpower and thousand of staffers to deal with; rather needs total bifurcation even at the district level. Moreover, other departments with lesser manpower and streams have been bifurcated for greater interest of the State, AAPSU said in a release today.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
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