Government to organise special Assembly session for betterment of education: CM

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday said that the state government is committed to providing quality-based higher and technical education to the youth of the state. Chairing a high-level review meeting over the Higher and Technical Education Department he directed the officials to make sure that the work is executed step by step in a time-bound manner. He said that such a mechanism should be developed so that all parameters can be effectively implemented.

The Chief Minister asked the officials to regularly visit the Polytechnic and higher technical institutions in the state and also directed them to fill up the vacant posts in higher and technical institutions of the state. He said that the state government will organize a special session of the assembly and will take steps to solve the problems in the education sector. He said that solving the problems of the universities, schools, higher and technical education institutions and medical colleges is a priority for the state.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to take all necessary steps including preparation for appointment roaster, acts etc. He said that the buildings of all the Polytechnic colleges and equipment should be improved. He further asked the officials to make sure that all the machines which have been set up for the students are used. He asked the officials to make sure that seats in the government Polytechnic colleges are not vacant and a hundred percent of seats are vacant. He said that officials should visit the Dumka campus of Techno India and organise Siksha Adalat. He said that in the state the newly opened universities should be functioning on time.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to take steps for the construction of women’s colleges in Bokaro, Godda and Jamtara. He said that DCs of these should identify the land for the setting of these colleges and work should commence after establishing coordination with the officials of the concerned departments. During the meeting, the Chief Minister was informed that a total of 21  women colleges were functioning and after the construction of these three colleges, the number will increase to 24.

At the department level approval has been approved for the construction of 13 women’s colleges. The Chief Minister said that work should be done with dedication so that in this session itself classes can be started in women colleges moreover the government grant for tuition fee etc should be increased. The Chief Minister said that the Guruji Students Credit Card Scheme should be started from this academic session itself.

The officials said that by June 15 web portal will be started for the execution of the scheme. Further, a team will be constituted by the department which will visit West Bengal and see how the scheme is being implemented in that state. A discussion was also held over the construction of the planetarium in Deoghar and Dumka, NPU in Palamu, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University in Ranchi etc. Those present included Chief Secretary Sukhdeo Singh, Additional Chief Secretary KK Khandelwal and other senior officers.

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