Ed Deptt Launches Campaign to Perk-up Schooling

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6828 Village Education Committees constituted on single day

SRINAGAR: In an unprecedented community mobilization campaign launched by the Education Department, 6828 Village Education Committees (VECs) have been constituted in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure academic accountability and make the schools function as a part of the social system.

The special campaign to constitute the VECs in the State was launched on 14 June on the initiative of the Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar.

During the day-long campaign 3747 VECs were constituted in 10 districts of Jammu region while 3081 VECs were constituted in 10 districts of Kashmir province.

In Jammu division the highest number of 859 VECs have been constituted in district Jammu followed by Kathua with 512 VECs, Samba 500, Doda 400, Rajouri 366, Udhampur 364, Reasi 246, Poonch 172 and Ramban 172.

In Kashmir province, the highest number of 597 VECs have been constituted in district Baramulla, followed by Budgam with 499, Anantnag 409, Kupwara 388, Pulwama 335, Kulgam 288, Shopian 253, Ganderbal 116, Bandipora 111 and Srinagar 85.

Each VEC constitutes headmaster/head-teacher of the school functioning in the village as Chairperson with representatives from local Panchayat/Municipal Ward, one respected person of the village, one person from local SC/ST community,   two persons from amongst local retired teachers/government officials/alumni, representative from amongst the parents, one basic health worker and one Anganwadi worker as members. Besides, the local Halqa Patwari, local CA&PD Storekeeper, local Village Level Worker and a teacher of the school act as ex-officio members.

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