Today, the State Cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu took some very significant and historic decisions on education field
The State Cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, today had a detailed discussion on the education scenario of the state and the departments concerned.
After discussing on every single aspect of education in the state for about three hours , the Cabinet took some very significant and historic decisions.
- The first major decision is closure of all zero-enrollment primary and secondary schools in the state.
- The Cabinet decided to close down all such schools running without students by 31st August, 2018 subject to verification. All teachers from these schools will be redeployed in schools functioning with teacher deficit.
- The Cabinet took serious note of reported out-of-turn promotions in the education department and approved immediate revocation of all such promotions. It observed that the decision would boost the morale of deserving in-service employees and streamline the system. Besides, the Cabinet decided to restructure the organisation through amendment of recruitment rules in the department at all levels.
- The Cabinet has also approved creation of 400 posts exclusively for regularisation of SSA (ISSE) teachers subject to fulfilment of the criteria of merit cum seniority, rules and regulations, which would be finalised by the department. The resultant vacancies in SSA (ISSE) shall then stand abolished forthwith and will not be filled up. It may be noted here that Govt of India had integrated the erstwhile three schemes – SSA, RMSA and STE – into one platform as Integrated Scheme for School Education (ISSE).
- One District Project Coordinator under ISSE in each district will be selected on merit through a strict selection process by a Committee under the chairpersonship of the State Project Director. To maintain absolute transparency, the Cabinet has ordered the entire selection process to be video-graphed.
Meanwhile, in another significant decision the Cabinet has approved the proposal of District Re-organisation Bill, 2018 for creation of three new districts – Lepa Rada, Pakke-Kesang and Shi-Yomi, which would be now taken up in the State Legislative Assembly for discussion and decision.