‘Govt to upgrade 400 schools in JK’

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JAMMU: The government has approved up-gradation of 200 middle schools (100 in each division) to the level of high school and 200 high schools (100 in each division) to the level of higher secondary school in the state, Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari informed the House on Tuesday.
Replying to a question by Vibod Gupta, the minister said that the up-gradation of these schools would be done as per the existing norms/feasibility and compatibility of GIS mapping, an official handout read. He said the up-gradation of these schools shall be subject to availability of funds for creation of requisite staff and infrastructure.
“2,154 vacancies of teachers have been referred to JKSSB under Direct Recruitment Quota including 14 vacancies of district Rajouri,” the minister said.
He further informed that 86 masters have been appointed in the district recently adding that the department had also initiated the process of rationalisation of staff and consolidation of resources.
“The process of finalisation of RET selection panels are pending in the department,” he added.