Jammu: Authorities on Thursday said that the government is committed to provide Educational facilities to far-flung and backward areas of the State.
On the directions of Minister for Education, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari stock of the facilities is being taken from time to time, officials said.
In the context, Secretary Education Farooq Ahmad Shah in a high-level meeting in the winter capital, Jammu took review of the functioning of the Education Department in Bhaderwah area of Jammu Division.
Secretary Education took review of the Education facilities in far-flung areas of the Bhaderwah like the availability of teaching staff, basic infrastructure, training of teachers, implementation of SSA and RMSA schemes and many other important aspects.
He stressed upon all the concerned officers to make the functioning of the Department smooth in the area and to make the teaching staff available in the far-flung areas of the area.
Shah directed Director School Education Jammu Ravinder Singh and concerned Chief Education Officer to take immediate steps in this regard. He received details about the implementation of RMSA and SSA schemes in Bhaderwah from State Project Director RMSA, Tufail Mattoo and State Project Director SSA Abdul Rashid War, who were also present on the occasion.
He directed the two officers to take positive steps for the effective implementation of the scheme in the area.
MLA Bhaderwah, Dilip Parihar who was also present on the occasion brought some of the issues in the Education Sector in Bhaderwah into notice of the Secretary for which Secretary Education issued immediate directions to concerned officers to take necessary steps in this regard.
The meeting was also attended by Additional Secretary Masratul Islam, Additional Secretary Ali Afsar Khan, Joint Director Jammu Charandeep Singh, Joint Director Planning Javaid Iqbal Mattoo and other officers of the Department.