The first cabinet meeting of the present government chaired by Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Sunday took several major decisions to revamp the education and law and order scenario of the state.
A detailed presentation was made before the cabinet on the status of the education and law and order scenario and the proposals were also made for strengthening the two sectors.
After detailed deliberations, the cabinet decided to revoke all out of turn promotions in the education department and settled on appointing only one director for school education by merging the post of director elementary education and director secondary education.
The meeting also decided that the pre-board examinations for Class X and XII would be conducted in December and the students securing less than 33 per cent of marks and having less than 75 pc attendance shall not be allowed to appear in the CBSE examinations.
Under Integrated Scheme for School Education (ISSE), the cabinet decided that only one district project coordinator per district shall be appointed through a fresh transparent selection process.
The meeting decided to frame a ‘State Education Policy’ with timelines within three months and maintain paperless e-office in the secretariat and directorates for effective decision-making.
Major policy interventions and decisions were taken today in the State cabinet meeting to strengthen the public education system. @PMOIndia @ArunachalCMO @HRDMinistry @ArunachalDIPR pic.twitter.com/PQMRsDI6OS
— Pema Khandu (@PemaKhanduBJP) June 2, 2019
Decision to implement e-HRMS module for online transfer/posting of teachers for effective rationalization of transfer/posting and photos of all teachers in all the government and government aided school’s to be displayed on the schools notice board besides issuance of identity cards to all the teachers (regular and contractual) were taken during the meeting.
In order to streamline the process of granting scholarship to eligible students, the cabinet decided that the scholarship provided through the social justice, empowerment & tribal affairs department shall be transferred to the education department.
The meeting also decided to start Tele-education (virtual classroom) in Government Higher Secondary (GHSS) and Higher Secondary (GHS) schools in a phased manner, besides organizing annual games and literary meets in all the government schools.
Decision to install menstrual waste incinerators for girls’ health and hygiene in all GHSS and GHS, colleges and polytechnics, provide free text books at the start of an academic year and doing away with ‘Book Return Policy’ were also taken on the day.
Law and order maintenance is our top priority. To meet adequate manpower for policing, in FY 2019-20, we have approved for creation of 1000 posts under Arunachal Police at different level. More decisions were taken during the state cabinet meeting held on 2nd June 2019. @HMOIndia pic.twitter.com/WLIQ5LmSNL
— Pema Khandu (@PemaKhanduBJP) June 2, 2019
The cabinet also approved providing laptops, printers and scanners in 285 GHSS and GHS and further decided that for discipline and nation building, a National Cadet Corp, National Service Scheme and School Police Cadet shall be raised in the schools.
It was also announced that the first Law College of the state located at Jote near Itanagar would start from July and so would the Government Model Degree College at Palin in Kra Daadi district within this year.
Strengthening of State Council Educational Research and Training (SCERT), stipend to all eligible students studying in elementary classes to be released only through direct beneficiary transfer (DBT) mode and awarding gold medal to the best performing deputy commissioner in education sector etc were the other decisions taken by the cabinet.
Law and Order:
For strengthening ‘law and order’ in the state, chief minister Khandu-led cabinet decided to make operational the Emergency Response Support System by July 31.
To strengthen the Arunachal Pradesh police, the cabinet while taking note of the manpower requirement, decided to create additional posts of civil police in a phased manner.
The cabinet also decided to expedite and complete investigations in the Toko Yame and Ngurang Pinch murders cases immediately while in the Ojing Taying case, the reward for giving information regarding the culprits has been increased from Rs 1 to Rs 3 lakh.
The meeting also decided to deploy IRBn personnel in the state on a rotational basis.