Arunachal government is taking steps to reform in state’s education sector through decentralizing funds for implementing schemes in department.
The government has allocated fund for implementing Chief Minister Samast Siksha Yojana (CMSSY) and Chief Minister Adhunik Pathsala Yojana (CMAPY) to improve infrastructure of the educational institutions and setting up smart classroom in the government run schools.
Attending the Golden Jubilee celebration at Bilat Higher Secondary School in East Siang district on Friday, Khandu said that his government has allocated fund of Rs 100 crore under CMSSY to improvement school infrastructure and another Rs 35 crore for installation of Smart Classrooms. According to him, state government last year took up installation of 717 classrooms under CMAPY scheme last year, while it has targeted more 800 Smart Classrooms this year.
“The District administrator and local officers are aware of the problems of the educational institution of their respective area, so the district level committee led by Deputy Commissioner and DDSE has been assigned to monitor the scheme activities”, Khandu said, while adding that the government has created 400 regular post of SSA teacher owing to their demand.
Khandu also said that feedbacks from community organizations, women and youth groups of the state was gathered in preparation of annual budget during last two years and allocating funds.
Speaking about the reported shortage of subject teachers in various secondary schools, the chief minister said his government is all set to create more than 1000 post of senior teachers to meet the shortfall. Khandu, who opposed the existing ‘No detention policy’ of the education department, said that the policy has degraded the quality of school education.
Responding a memorandum demanding introduction of Science stream in Bilat HSS, Khandu instructed East Siang Deputy Director of School Education to submit DPR in this regard.
Speaking on the occasion, East Arunachal MP (Loksabha) Ninong Ering said the central government’s was putting attention to develop technical education in the country. He foresees that Central government’s make in India would cover the region and the local people would benefit.
Among others, former Lok Sabha MP and State BJP president Tapir Gao, MLA Tatung Jamoh and Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee Coordinator Professor David Gao spoke on the occasion.
Chief Minister Khandu later inaugurated newly built RCC building (Girls hostel) at Donyi Polo Vidya Niketan at Ngorlung village under Ruksin block and addressed a public gathering there. The building worth Rs 70 lakh was made by Arunachal Siksha Vikash Committee under its extension of education programme. He also opened newly set up Gurukul Dronacharya Accomodation cum Coaching Clinic and also inaugurated the first Model Residential School at Pasighat.
After the hostel inauguration at Ngorlung, Chief Minister Khandu participated in the first ‘death anniversary’ of former Arunachal Minister Tako Dabi conducted at his residence at Nari town in Lower Siang district. He paid floral tribute and homage to the late leaders and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Addressing the local people, Khandu assured the people to set up an educational institution after the name of the former minister Dabi in order to keep his memory alive.