JAMMU: To take stock of the overarching literacy programme – Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in Kargil district of the Ladakh region, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali chaired a meeting here on Tuesday.
The meeting attended by State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, Arun Manhas and State Coordinator Pedagogy Nazir Ahmad Reshi held threadbare discussions regarding upgradation of schools, conduct of training programmes at Kargil, enhancement of the study tours of the students, provision of furniture for newly up-graded schools, provision of funds for construction of boundary wall for newly upgraded schools, approval for creation of supporting staff for newly established girls hostel as per MHRD norms and enhancement of MMER, an official handout read.
Construction of lavatories in newly upgraded schools, conduct of inquiry into reported construction of mud brick structure of new girls’ hostel, and timely conduct of tenders for ensuring execution of works were also discussed.
The officers assured the chairman that all the concerns would be prioritised and that before the opening of the schools after winter vacations all the discussed issues will be sorted out.
Manhas informed Chairman LC that the amount for study tour has been already enhanced and directed Coordinator SSA for ensuring that the first batch of students from high and higher secondary schools were taken for study tour during winter vacations.
Regarding the complaints of use of mud bricks in hostel building for girls, rationalisation of tender process and conduct of training programmes at Kargil, Manhas assured that he would personally look into it and ensure that there was no compromise in the execution of works, the handout added.