DIPR - Manipur


Published on Sat, 01 Jul, 2017 Press Release

Imphal 1st July 2017 (DIPR): Education Minister, Th. Radheshyam Singh convened a special meeting at the SSA Hall at Babupara with the Chairmen and members of the District Board of Education (DBE) to discuss issues related to implementation of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV), government residential schools and developmental factors of school. The District Board of Education comprises of Deputy Commissioners of each district as the chairman with the SPs, ADCs, SDOs, SDCs, DPMs and ZEOs, of the districts as the members.

Role of the DBEs is to monitor the Central Sponsored Schemes’ implementation related to the developmental works of the school. Their decision is a deciding factor in upgrading a school in order to make a flow in the education enlightenment of the students. Their reports are mandatory to be produced before the Proposal Approval Board (PAB) which is a joint meeting of all the states.

                The Minister said, the meeting is called to rectify the defects in the implementation of the projects approved by the PAB in the past. This is the first programme being taken up just after the completion of the first 100-Day of the new government, the minister added. Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam proposed at the meeting that the district level officers from each and every department of the districts adopts one or two schools and mentors and motivates the students by visiting their adopted schools at least once or twice a month.

                The Minister added that in order to compete with the private schools, a residential school need to be established in every district as model school within the state.

Infrastructural requirements related to education of the newly created districts were also discussed in the meeting. The initiative is to be taken up by the concern DCs. The minister said the very concern of the teachers – salary, transfer and posting will be sorted out sooner so that they could dedicate their whole time in teaching rather than engaging in unassigned works.

The Minister is concern about the anomaly of the number of students in paper and in the ground reality of the government schools. He added the government encourages the private schools to function provided that the teachers are well qualified, class rooms are adequate and it is not situated in crowded place, regardless of which the government may not comprise.

A bill will be drafted for supervising the private schools. Another bill will also be drafted to monitor the teachers of the government schools attending private tuition classes. He also appealed to all the IAS, IPS and MCS officers not to take private Competitive Exam Classes.

The minister said, the Principals or ZEOs should look into the matter where government school properties including class rooms that are been occupied by the private organisations for conducting different classes.

Principal Secretary Education Shri Vineet Joshi, summarising the discussions held during the meeting, said, a mechanism would be sorted out on how to adopt the school so that the financial flow reaches the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya on regular basis. The cost variation between the valleys and the hills has also been noted for which the GOI will be approached, he added.

Taking into account of the positive factors in the KGBVs of Andro and Bishnupur, he added that, these factors will be taken into consideration to improve the KGBVs of other districts. The demand for the KGBVs in the new district should be on needs, not on push of the contractors, he affirmed.

Regarding the terms of incentives to skill girl students Shri Joshi said, possible help will be provided from SSA or RMSA and if not from Labour Department or any other departments to implement it.(DIPR)