Minister reviews functioning, achievements of School Education Deptt

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JAMMU: Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today asked School Education Department to update account books and go for a thorough audit to identify gaps in implementation of flagship schemes envisaging consolidation of infrastructure and making interventions to reform school education system.
Chairing a high-level meeting, the Minister said government’s first priority is to equip all schools with bare minimum infrastructure and revamp the system by making effective corrections at all levels. He asked for
The meeting, convened ahead of scheduled review meeting of Education sector to be chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Feb 23, was attended by Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmed Shah, Directors school Education Jammu, Ravinder Singh, Director SSA A R Waar, Director RMSA Tufail Matoo, Chief Engineer R&B Jammu, Engineers of Construction wing of Department, and other executing agencies engaged for execution of SSA, RMSA, State Capex Budget, Tamir(reconstruction of institutions damaged by flood) and other schemes.
The Minister asked the departmental functionaries to come up with a clear picture supported by authenticated data about the status/ achievements, expenditure accounts, salary and other liabilities under flagship education schemes of SSA and RMSA as also requirements for further consolidation of school Infrastructure.
Stressing on the need to approach the problems through a correction mode, the Minister asked the department not to hide things and pave the way for enforcing improvements where ever required.
The Minister set Feb 25 deadline for completing ongoing school building, up gradation works taken up under SSA, RMSA, State Capex Budget and Tamir schemes, even as the executing agency heads assured to meet the timeline.