Govt committees to monitor academic activities in public, private schools

The committees have been asked to report on the “absenteeism in the government schools for action.”

SYED RIZWAN GEELANI
Srinagar, Publish Date: May 25 2018 12:47AM | Updated Date: May 25 2018 12:47AM
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The J&K government has constituted district-wise flying squad committees to monitor academic activities in the schools, both government and private. 

As per an order issued by secretary, school education department Farooq Ahmad Shah on Thursday, the committees will also report the shortcomings in the physical infrastructure and basic amenities in the schools, to the higher ups of the department.

The committees have been asked to report on the “absenteeism in the government schools for action.”

The committees will be headed by chief education officers (CEOs), principal district institute of education and training (DIET), deputy chief CEO and district education planning officer.

The senior most principal of higher secondary school in the district, zonal education officers of the areas concerned and senior-most HoD DIET in the district will be the members of the committees.

As per order, the committees have been tasked to identify understaffed schools “so that these are adequately replenished.”

“The committee should ensure punctuality of teaching, non-teaching staff in the schools and all absenteeism in schools should be reported to the department for disciplinary action,” the order reads, adding that the committee should also ensure timely completion of syllabi by the teachers in schools.

“Committee should randomly check the implementation of Mid-Day Meal (MDM) scheme in the government schools and implementation of SRO 123 of 2010 besides other instruction issued from time to time to the private recognized schools,” the order reads.

The committee has to also ensure proper implementation of government instructions regarding regulation of private coaching, tuition centres.

The committees will also check the intrusion of anti-social elements in the schools “so that a tab is put on the drug menace within the surrounding areas of schools.”

“They have also to ensure that no ragging, bullying or abuse of students takes place in their respective jurisdiction,” reads the government order.

The committees have been asked to have surprise visits twice in a week to the schools and submit their weekly reports, tour diaries to the joint director of the concerned ranges.

 

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