All Primary Schools To Have Kindergartens By March 31

Jammu- The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta Tuesday chaired a meeting to review the functioning of the School Education Department and progress achieved under various schemes during the ongoing financial year.

Administrative Secretaries of the departments of Finance, School Education, besides Directors School Education, Jammu/Kashmir, and Director, Samagra Shiksha participated in the meeting.

It was informed that during this academic year, the Government and Private schools in the Union territory registered a cumulative enrollment of 22,07,296 students with 80% of schools functioning in the Government sector. As per the educational indicators on the revised population on the pattern of the UIDAI, the gross enrollment ratio in respect of Jammu and Kashmir at primary level, upper primary level, high school, and higher secondary level is 111.65%, 80.53%, 72.52%, and 60.53%, respectively.

It was further informed that the Department has implemented several key reforms in the school education sector including the rollout of transparent and simplified transfer policy; implementation of KGBV guidelines; maintaining an affiliation and recognition portal; framing rules for fee fixation committee, and ensuring PFMS based cashless transactions.

To boost gender parity in educational avenues, the Department has laid special focus on tribal and backward areas and has constructed 15 girls hostels in identified areas, whereas, 25 similar facilities will be completed by the end of the current financial year.

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