Thursday, 23 August 2012

Educational Institutions functioning from Private Houses in J&K

Education Minister Mr. Peerzada has always set new benchmarks of corruption for his colleagues in Omar Abdullah's NC- Congress coalition government in Jammu & Kashmir. He has almost ruined the functioning and credibility of Jammu & Kashmir Board of School Education and made education a game more dirty than prostitution. There had been opposition against him from various quarters from a long time and finally he was compelled to offer his resignation which was surprisingly not accepted by Mrs. Sonia Gandhi.

3000 HEADMASTERS AWAIT CM's STAMP on their promotion. Some of them have retired from service waiting for their confirmation and hundreds of other are now awaiting the CM's approval so that at least their pensionery benefits are finalised. The WAIT OF 9 LONG YEARS HAS BEEN NERVE WRECKING.

Latest report in The Tribune once again highlights the failure of the government in the education sector in Jammu & Kashmir. The government had announced 22 new degree colleges for the state but even after its more than an year, these institutions today are just on paper or are functioning from a temporary accommodation. The slapdash approach of the government can be gauged from the fact that it has even failed to identify the requisite land for establishment of campuses in some cases, while some colleges are being run from two or three rooms in private houses or government higher secondary schools.

Last year, the government had announced 22 degree colleges, including 11 model degree colleges, in the state. The model degree colleges were to be developed with an estimated cost of Rs.8 crore under the UGC's scheme for backward districts.

The opposition had written to the PM, HRD Ministry and the UGC Chairman to look into the violations by the government but hardly anything has been done.

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