LATEST IT TO BE PROVIDED IN REMOTE AREAS OF STATE, SAYS CM RAWAT
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun-
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat stressed that latest Information Technology (IT) should be provided in the remote areas of the state. He said that there was a need to prepare databse centres and establish Common Service Centres (CSC) at Gram Panchyat level. He instructed government officials to expedite work in Union Government-run IT related projects or schemes in the state.
While reviewing the progress of the state’s IT department, Rawat instructed officials to ensure reach of IT facilities and government-run beneficiary projects or schemes to maximum villages of the state. He said that villagers would be among the main beneficiaries, if IT facility is easily accessible to Gram Panchyats of the state and educated unemployed youths could avail benefits with IT facility. “Maximum reach of IT facilities could be a milestone in setting up smart villages across the state,” he said, adding that IT facility would prove extremely conducive for spread of education, health and entertainment.
Information Technology Development Agency (ITDA) director Amit Sinha said that efforts were on to use of aerostate (balloon) facility in order to have best communication facility in the state. He said that Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai. He said first trial was successfully conducted at Ahmednagar, while second trial would be done in Uttarakhand.
CS DIRECTS DMS TO MONITOR EDUCATION PROG
The Chief Secretary (CS) Utpal Kumar Singh has directed the district magistrates (DM) to ensure effective monitoring of the programme initiated by the education department on improving quality of education in government schools. In an order, the CS has said that the education department has prepared a working plan for improving quality of education in the schools according to which a monthly test is being taken on last Monday or Tuesday of the month.
This test would be held in every month barring in those when the annual and half yearly examinations are scheduled. In his order, the CS has reminded that the monthly tests have been included as one of a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) in the Chief Minister’s Dashboard and would be monitored by the office of CM. The responsibility of conducting the monthly tests is on the Headmaster and Principal concerned. Similarly a Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM) in all the schools would be organised on the last Saturday of every month.
In the order the CS has categorically asked the DMs to ensure regular monitoring and submit monthly reports to the state administration.
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