Hyderabad: The Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy today approved a proposal for rationalization of School: Student : Teacher ratio throughout the State followed by teachers transfers and Teacher Eligibility Test (TET).
The Chief Minister reviewed in detail the activities of Primary, Secondary School Education and Intermediate Education with the Ministers and Officials here today at Secretariat. Minister for Secondary and Intermediate Education, K.Pardhasaradhi, Minister for Elementary and Primary Education, Dr.S.Sailajanath, Principal Secretary, Primary Education, Smt. Chandana Khan, Principal Secretary, Secondary Education, D.Sambasiva Rao, Special Chief Secretary (Finance), G Sudhir, Secretary, Intermediate Education, Luv Agarwal, Special Secretary to CM, S S Rawat and other senior officials attended the meeting.
It is decided at the meeting that the rationalization and Teachers Transfers to be completed before June 10th and the TET is likely to be held in July 2011. The Chief Minister has also agreed for taking up limited recruitment of the vacant Urdu Teacher posts in all categories which could not be filled up due to lack of S.C., S.T., B.C., Women candidates. The limited recruitment would be held after TET results are declared. After this limited recruitment are completed, the posts still vacant and which could not be filled, shall be de-reserved for open categories. The Chief Minister said that the Mid day meals programme will be put on a green channel and funds will be released for the programme on a regular basis without any hindrance. He also positively responded to the proposal to link the payment to SHG group members who run the programme through bank linkage to avoid delays and ensure prompt payment. He has directed the Finance Department to provide the funds for Mid-day meals scheme on regular basis and on priority. The Chief Minister directed to send proposals for taking up construction of kitchen sheds for the Mid-day meals scheme by linking it up with MGNREGS along with the funds allotted by the Government of India.
The Chief Minister has also agreed for linking up rural infrastructure development fund (RIDF) with Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyaan (RMSA) for taking up construction of High School Buildings in the State. The Chief Minister directed the officials to take up 1,000 school complexes under RMSA and should be completed by August 15th and arrangements have to be made for inauguration of these complexes on a single day simultaneously by Ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs and other peoples representatives all over the State. The Chief Minister is likely to inaugurate a complex at a central place. The Chief Minister directed to extend Information Communication Technology (ICT) to all the High Schools in the State during 2011-12. The Chief Minister directed the officials to send proposals for filling up of vacant posts of Junior Lecturers in the Government Junior College in the State. He has also directed to prepare and send comprehensive proposals for providing infrastructure in all the Junior Colleges in a phased manner.
Primary Education: The Chief Minister asked the officials to give focus on girl child education, special strategy for enrolment and retention of girl children in women trafficking-prone mandals. He also asked the officials for time bound completion of all civil works including additional class rooms, toilet blacks, drinking water facilities etc. in the schools with quality. The Chief Minister directed the officials to appoint the sanctioned 23,401 contract staff of school education by June end without fail. He also asked the School Education Department to see that all the text books should be printed and be ready latest by 31st May.