Samagra Shiksha plan for UT Ladakh discussed 4th Executive Committee meeting of ‘Yountan Society’ held
Leh, May, 7: Commissioner Secretary School Education, A.K. Sahu chaired the 4th Executive Committee meeting of ‘Yountan Society’ Single implementing Society for SAMAGRA Shiksha UT Ladakh today.
Commissioner Secretary, Sahu stressed including sanitization and screening for the schools’ equipment in view of COVID pandemic mitigation measures in the plan.
The Commissioner Secretary asked both the DCs to follow the guidelines already issued for running of community classes and adopt innovative measures such as visiting teachers, student volunteers for making good of academic losses of the student during the covid pandemic. He stressed to designate village level teacher coordinator in each habitation to be responsible for the academic progress of the students in the village and coordinate with their respective school teachers/masters.
Director School Education highlighted the pending issues with J&K and Commissioner Secretary, Sahu requested State Project Director J&K to transfer the due share of UT Ladakh (2018-19, 2019-20) and complete the ongoing civil works in the current working season without further delay. It was also informed that out of the previous release under SAMAGRA Shiksha an amount of Rs 3063.78 lacs has been released to CEOs/ Principal DIETs for proper implementation of the Scheme.
Sahu instructed the Director, School Education to constitute committees to check and verify the actual utilization of funds by the schools/ Institutions. He further asked Deputy Commissioner Leh / Kargil to conduct extensive exercise by involving the community to get the actual status of out of School children by involving members of PRIs, VEC and public representatives and ensure their enrolment to the nearest schools.
Commissioner Secretary, Sahu also advised both the DCs for rationalization of Schools/ Teachers in consultation with respective LAHDCs.
The meeting was informed that this year focus of the plan is on the creation of e-content and online classes. Commissioner Secretary, Sahu suggested incorporating preloaded e-content tablets for teachers also so that the students are benefitted from the tablets being provided under Special Development Package. He also stressed on to mobilize the DIET faculty for action research in different subjects and standard training.
The Executive Committee recommended the Annual Plan of SAMAGRA Shiksha (AWP&B) with some modifications for placing before the governing body of the ‘Yountan Society’.
Earlier, Mohd Mumtaz Ali Director SED gave a detailed presentation of the proposal of the Annual Work Plan and Budget of SAMAGRA Shiksha UT of Ladakh for the year 2021-22.
V.K. Verma Deputy Sec./ Director SAMAGRA Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of School Education Govt. of India; Shrikant Balasaheb Suse, Deputy Commissioner Leh; Santosh Sukhadeve, Deputy Commissioner Kargil; Mohd Mumtaz Ali, Director School Education UT Ladakh; Deputy Secretary School Education Department; Chief Education Officer Kargil; Chief Education Officer Leh; Representative of SPD J&K; Representative of JK BOSE; Representative of the University of Ladakh; Representative of Finance Department; Representative of Planning Development and Monitoring; Mayur Khaire Consultant Vocational Education and Planning Team SAMAGRA UT Ladakh attended the meeting.