By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 15 Nov: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, while reviewing the School Education Department at the Secretariat here, today, directed the officers to fill 2300 posts of guest teachers at the earliest. He also directed them to establish residential girls’ schools on the lines of Rajiv Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya in every district and to fill 3 thousand vacant posts of category D employees in schools through outsourcing.
He said that the damaged school buildings should be repaired without delay. In all government and non-government schools of the state, all the students from class 9 to 12 should be also given free text books in the coming academic session. It may be noted there that free text books are already being given from classes 1 to 8.
The Chief Minister said that for qualitative improvement in education and other arrangements in the schools, IAS, IPS and IFS officers ought to also inspect the arrangements of the schools from time to time. A roster should be made for this. The higher officials of the education department ought to also visit the schools regularly and inspect the teaching and other arrangements.
The Chief Minister instructed the officers that, with regard to the recruitment process of teachers which had been completed, appointments should be made at the earliest. Alternative arrangements should be made for teaching in schools so that classes do not get interrupted during the medical leave of teachers and female teachers, maternity leave and child care leave. The vacant posts of Principals, Lecturers and Assistant teachers should be sent to the State Public Service Commission soon. The vacant posts of BRP and CRP also needed to be filled soon, he directed.
Dhami added that the medical reimbursement of teachers and GPF payment after retirement should be done on time. He added that 950 vacant posts of BRP and CRP should also be filled soon. He further directed that the academic activities should be done during every session and arrangements for transfers put online.
Education Minister Dr Dhan Singh Rawat said that instructions have been given to the authorities concerned to update all the data related to the Performance Grading Index (PGI) scores of the schools in the UDIS portal. He said that strict action would be taken against those who are negligent in this work. He said that the posts of lecturers and senior lecturers are lying vacant in district education and training institutes, which too ought to be filled soon. The Education Minister said that instructions had also been given to all block level education officers to inspect schools regularly.
Additional Chief Secretary Radha Raturi, Secretaries R Meenakshi Sundaram, Ravinath Raman, SN Pandey, Director General of Education Bansidhar Tiwari, Additional Secretary Yogendra Yadav and officials of the Education Department were present at the review.