Srinagar: The state government has accorded sanction for continuation of CM's Winter Tutorial program for the current session and in this regard Chief Education Officers (CEO) have been directed to identify suitable/centrally located high and higher secondary schools to start the classes at the earliest.

According to Director School Education Kashmir, in the first instance 780 tutorial centers with adequate infrastructure in High and Higher Secondary Schools shall be started for all subjects and streams at secondary and higher secondary level from class 8th to 12th. The students who have appeared in the class 12th examination in the month of November-2016 shall be covered for remedial teaching. The order further reads that the coaching shall comprise of remedial teaching for the previous class for the first month and afterwards the coaching shall be imparted for the teaching of syllabi of new classes.

According to the order the scheme will be rolled on 27 December 2016 in all designated centers and the timing shall be from 11:00AM to 3:00 PM.

The CEO's have been directed to ensure that the identified centers shall be made functional immediately by arranging adequate teaching and non-teaching staff, logistics like proper heating and seating arrangements, TLM, ICT facility, LCD projectors, copier, help desk and chowkidar (watchman). According to the directives, CEO's shall identify best faculty for such centers giving preference to experience/merit and in view of last year report and one best English Teacher shall be arranged for each centre without fail.

The Directorate has also put in place a system for ensuring periodical review of the teaching/learning process taken place in the centers. A divisional level monitoring team headed by the Joint Director (EE) DSEK shall make regular visits to the faculty established in each district and access the performance of the faculty members. The gazetted officer, most preferably concerned Principal of the Higher Secondary, shall be nominated as overall I/C for the cluster and his/her contact be notified and communicated to DSEK and Principal SIE Kashmir.

The CEO's have been asked to ensure that the banners/hoardings of appropriate size shall be displayed in the said centers conspicuously so that the centers are identified from distance. According to the order the expenses incurred on the smooth management including heating/TLM etc shall be debited to the registration fee collected from candidates. CEOs have been directed to ensure that one time heating/logistics charges of Rs 300 per student for class 8th and Rs 400 for class 9th and above shall be collected from selected candidates at the time of admission and accounts shall be minted properly by the Incharge Centre. (KNS)