20th Jun 2017 10:06:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Revamping education scenario top priority: CM

ITANAGAR, Jun 20:In view of the deteriorating performances of students at secondary level, Chief Minister Pema Khandu has decided to do away with the No Detention Policy. He accordingly directed the department to prepare cabinet note for discussion in the next cabinet sitting in July.

This was announced by Chief Minister Pema Khandu today during a discussion with the education department to implement the process of rationalizing the transfer and posting of teachers in the state.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Education Minister Honchun Ngandam, Education Parliamentary Secretary Pani Taram, Education Commissioner Hage Kojeen, Education Secretary Bidol Tayeng and others.

The Chief Minister urged the department officials to carry out rationalization process expeditiously and to monitor its implementation to transfer excess teachers to the schools where there are shortages.

He said that revamping of education scenario was a top priority for the state government and the State Assembly on 9th March 2017 adopted a resolution wherein all the lawmakers decided to support the state government in taking measures to rationalize and streamline the education department.

In accordance to state government’s direction, the education department had conducted extensive exercise to verify number of schools and teachers. In total, 1718 teachers are proposed to be transferred and posted within the districts and 802 teachers from one district to another.

The Chief Minister assured to bear the financial implication of carrying out massive exercise of teacher transfer, which comes to around Rs 10.82 crore.

The meeting pointed out that accommodation facilities in far flung areas could arise, to which the Chief Minister opined that respective legislators of the area could devote funds from SIDF to meet such infrastructure challenges.

Taking serious note of acute shortage of textbooks for schools, the Chief Minister assured to release full funds to meet the gap.

The Chief Minister further assured to create additional posts of teachers for secondary and higher secondary level, as per requirements submitted by the education department. He also directed the department to prepare number of vacancies for college teachers in view of shortage of teaching faculties in various colleges.

The Chief Minister was briefed about the Tawang government college, which will begin its academic session for 2017-18 soon. The college will offer degree courses in English, Hindi, Political Science, Economics and Geography.

The meeting also discussed on mechanism to regularise 6585 SSA teachers serving across the state.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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