While urging for providing moral education in addition to routine academics to the students, Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand asked the officers to ensure quality education at all levels so that the product of state schools comes out as a role model for other states of the country. He also said that all vacant posts of teachers in education department will be filled at earliest so that the unemployed educated youth are accommodated and the students of all the three regions of the state are benefitted by way of better human resources and other teaching facilities.
The minister was reviewing the functioning of education department Kashmir and its allied wings at an officers meeting held in Srinagar on Thursday.
Emphasizing upon encouraging efficient and hardworking teachers, Tara Chand issued instructions for awarding such teachers with suitable incentives, promotions, increments and other certificates aimed at boosting the morale of teaching fraternity. However, Deputy Chief Minister warned irresponsible and incapable teachers of dire consequences in case they do not improve their working and do not ensure punctuality and dedication towards their duties.
As per a statement while giving details of steps taken by government for upgrading the quality of education in government schools, Tara Chand said that government is contemplating to provide audio visual facilities in government schools to provide hi-tech education at par with other metropolitan cities of the country.
Regarding capacity building of teachers to provide modern education to the students Deputy Chief Minister said that the teachers shall be trained in imparting education as per the syllabus being framed for upgrading the standards of education in the state.
Referring to bringing improvement in transfer policy, Deputy Chief Minister said that the teachers showing extra-ordinary performance in teaching the students of far flung areas shall be awarded with suitable incentives besides the teachers suffering from dreaded ailments shall also be transferred at their places of choice on compassionate grounds.
Expressing satisfaction over the recently declared results of Secondary and Higher Secondary Examination, Tara Chand congratulated the teaching staff of schools who showed better performance but at the same time warned the schools whose results were poor and directed for declaring such teachers as dead wood.
The meeting was among others attended by Director School Education, Kashmir, Mohammad Shafi Rather, Project Director SSA, Yesha Mudgul, SPD RAMSA, Hilal Ahmad Parray, representative of School Education Coordination Committee, Nusrat Ahmad Beg.