No school to charge fee from outgoing 12th class students: Govt

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SRINAGAR: Commissioner /Secretary to Govt. School Education Department Shaleen Kabra chaired a high level meeting of School Education Department at winter Secretariat in which besides Director School Education Kashmir Showkat Ahmad Baig all the Chief Education Officers participated. The meeting took a review of the situation and Shaleen Kabra gave on the spot directions to streamline the department.

Shaleen Kabra was informed about the actions taken by the CEO’s regarding attachment and detachment of teachers which was on the top of the agenda. The officers presented details regarding the pending SRO-43 cases and other cases pending in various courts. Commissioner /Secretary advised the officers to expedite the disposal of all such cases as soon as possible.

Commissioner /Secretary also emphasized the need of transfer of Ministerial Staff at Directorate and CEO offices in order to bring vitality in the functioning of the system and said that all such officials must be transferred who have completed two years stay. Commissioner /Secretary took serious note of huge number of complaints of the Department in state vigilance organization and all the officers were directed to co-operate with SVO for speedy disposal of the complaints. It was also emphasized upon the officers to make inspection and monitoring system functional at Zonal and District level so that a better and purposeful academic environment is created in the schools. In the meeting the repair and construction of flood-hit schools was also considered. The Mid-day meal scheme, expenditure incurred on elementary education was also discussed with the officers.

Shaleen Kabra advised the officers to solve all the issues within a limited time period and not to drag or pend the issues any further.

On this occasion Director School Education Kashmir advised the CEO’s to ensure that no private school charges any fees from out-going 12th students for the three months of winter season. All the officers were advised to inspect the schools soon after the winter vacation and ensure a proper academic environment in the schools.

In the meeting  Kabra emphasized upon the officers that for smaller hiccups the decision making process should not be delayed which causes rot in the system. He said that with application of mind and resources appropriate decisions must be taken since school education is a vast Department with huge responsibilities. Mr. Kabra told the meeting that such review meeting to expedite the system and make it accountable shall be convened with regular intervals.

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