JAMMU: Secretary Education Farooq Ahmad Shah on Wednesday made a surprise visit to Directorate of School Education (DSE), Jammu and State Institute of Education (SIE), Jammu and took stock of the daily working of these offices.
Shah directed DSEJ staff to expedite the process of pending promotions and to make the MDM (Midday Meals) Scheme more meaningful by making schools prepare menu for the same and to ensure its implementation in the schools, read an official statement.
He also directed them to ensure standard food was provided to students. He directed the principals of SIE Jammu and SIE Kashmir to formulate a calendar for the conduct of various activities in these institutions and ensure the implementation of this calendar so that students through the teachers were directly benefitted.
During his visit to SIE Jammu, Secretary Education Farooq Ahmad Shah inspected the library of the institute. He directed to keep books of different genres available in the library and make the library more good looking. He directed all the concerned to do their job with full dedication so that the students were benefitted, it read.
40 cases were settled during the meeting with fee fixation committee of private schools in presence of Chairman of the Committee, Justice (Retd) Hakeem Imtiyaz Ahmad and Secretary Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah.
Secretary education also directed Director School Education Kashmir and Jammu to assign the task of monitoring of the functioning of private schools to concerned chief education officers so that the monitoring mechanism becomes more effective.
In order to make the monitoring mechanism of fee fixation, functioning of private schools and many other allied activities more effective, Secretary Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah nominated Joint Director Education (Central) Kashmir, Abid Hussain for Kashmir division and Joint Director Education Jammu Charandeep Singh for Jammu division as nodal officers.
He said that the nomination of nodal officers will make sure the time bound redressal of matters and ensure proper coordination with each other, the handout added.