JAMMU: Joint Secretary, (SE-I) Department of School Education & Literacy, MHRD, Maneesh Garg today reviewed the roadmap for transforming school education in Jammu and Kashmir in a meeting here. The meeting was attended by Secretary School Education, Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Chairperson, BOSE, Veena Pandita Director, Smagra Shikhsha Abhiyaan, Tufail Mattoo, Director, School Education, Jammu, R K Srangal besides Special Secretary, School Education, Under Secretary, MHRD, R Maurya, Director Planning, School Education, Director Finance, School Education, Principal State Institute of Education Jammu other concerned senior functionaries.
At the outset, Secretary School Education, Ajeet Kumar Sahu briefed the chair about the updated status of interventions in priority districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The chair was informed about the interventions recommended regarding the revival of Dysfunctional Schools, establishment of Jawahar NavodyaVidhyalas (JNVs) and Kendriya Vidhyalas (KVs), School Exchange Program, Digital Infrastructure, Teacher Attendance and Health Insurance through Smart Cards, CBSE, NCERT, NIOS, Counselling for students, solar energy and many alike. It was informed that a total of 23 JNVs were sanctioned/approved by MHRD out of which 18 are functional and 5 has land issues. 5 Districts including Bandipora, Pulwama, Srinagar, Kishtwar and Ramban are without any JNV due to land issues. It was further informed that land issues of 06 KVs at Sunderbani, Samba, Bhaderwah, Awantipora, Bandipora and Humhuma have been resolved where construction work is yet to start. Regarding School Exchange Program, the chair was informed that the scheduled for the said program has been finalized while a total of 9000 students from 8th, 9th and 11th from Kashmir to other States of the country were identified. The Joint Secretary asked the concerned functionaries to resolve the land issues pertaining to JNVs and KVs besides stressed upon the rationalization of teachers in the state. He said that the interventions that can be implemented will be worked upon. He further asked for putting the interventions regarding status of Solar panels that have been submitted to MHRD under revision. Several interventions pertaining to teacher recruitment and deployment, Reforming teacher education institute, teacher transfer policy and system, teacher promotion, vacancy and accountability, enrollment of untrained teachers with IGNOU and NIOS, Teacher training and development, School leadership, developing leadership at cluster, block and district level, School Readiness Programme, learning enhancement/remedial education, education technology, vocational education, Completion of School Curriculum, Learning Outcomes, Student Assessment, School Supervision ,Monitoring and Improvement, Role of SMC/SMDC,GIS Mapping, Aadhaar Coverage of all students form Class 1 to XII, Consolidation of Schools, Integrated Data Management System, MID Day Meal, Curriculum and Text Books, Infrastructure and Secondary Schooling, Communication, Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs besides Status of NGO Partnerships and Pending issues of RMSA and other issues of SSA were also discussed in the meeting.