Discussion on demand for grants of education, allied departments

Cutting across the political divide, almost all the legislators today lauded the arduous efforts of the Education Minister, Naeem Akhtar in retrieving the education sector from the mess and restoring its glory.
Participating in the debate on Demand for Grants of the Education and allied departments in the Legislative Assembly, the members, cutting across the party lines, lauded the efforts of the Education Minister for initiating path-breaking reforms in this key sector which have started showing positive and tangible results on the ground.
The legislators both from opposition and the treasury benches hailed the Minister’s efforts because of which the students of the government schools are now competing shoulder-to-shoulder with their counterparts from the private educational institutions.
Praising Akhtar, the legislators said the process of rationalization initiated by the Department will go a long way in strengthening the Education sector in Jammu and Kashmir which was neglected by successive governments while the new transfer policy will address the menace of corruption.
The Legislators said the Minister should be supported for bringing back the focus on the Education Department by showing shining results with optimal utilisation of resources and infrastructure. They also exhorted other members in the House that there should be no political interference with the functioning of the Education Department.
Initiating the discussion, Javaid Hassan Beigh complimented the Education Minister for restoring the glory of the education system in the State. He said a teacher is an institution in itself and stressed on reviving the dignity of the teaching community. Mubarak Gul demanded transparency in conducting various exams by utilizing latest gadgets and technology. He also demanded that Model Schools should be established in each constituency. Gul called for establishing Degree College in his constituency.
Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari stressed on formulation of New Education Policy. He also invited the attention of the Minister towards drop in percentage in enrolment of students at Government schools and demanded that the matter be investigated.
Sheikh Abdul Rashid demanded establishment of Degree College at Langate, besides augmentation in water supply and toilet facilities in the educational institutions in his constituency.
Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen stressed for imparting quality primary education in government educational institutions. He also demanded setting up of ITIs in erstwhile blocks instead of new blocks.G M Saroori called for posting of Urdu teachers in educational institutions in his constituency, besides introduction of Kashmiri subject up to secondary level. He also demanded that the vacant posts of teachers in his constituency should be filled up on priority.
Agha Syed Rahullah Mehdi demanded setting up of Degree College for Women in Budgam. He also called for streamlining the fee structure in private educational institutions of J&K.Neelam Kumar Langeh demanded separate Girls Higher Secondary School in his constituency and pleaded that Kendra Vidhyalya School be made functional till land is identified for a permanent campus. He also demanded introduction of Dogri subject at University of Kashmir.
Vikar Rasool Wani complained about shortage of teaching staff in schools across his constituency. He also sought early completion of school building under RMSA and SSA.
Javaid Mustafa Mir sought separate toilet facilities for girl students in each school of his constituency. He also demanded monitoring of funds being incurred on development of educational infrastructure under SSA and RMSA.Ranbir Singh Pathania said the educational institutions in J&K have a lopsided student-teacher ratio which must be checked. He also pleaded for implementation of Right to Information Act. He also demanded establishment of ITI at Ramnagar.
Dr Krishen Lal sought review of inter district transfer policy. He also demanded posting of Safai Karamcharis in every school in his constituency.
Abdul Majid Padder pleaded for filling up of vacant posts of Headmasters in his constituency.
He sought exemption of schools from rationalisation policy given the hilly topography of the Noorabad constituency.

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