Sunday, 15 May | PNS | PAURI
The State’s Higher Education minister Dhan Singh Rawat said that the National Education Policy (NEP) will be implemented in the state from July 1 this year. Uttarakhand will become the first state in the nation to implement the new NEP. He said that the syllabus from primary to secondary classes is being prepared according to this education policy. He further said that the State government is going to make smart classes in 12,000 schools. The Union government has said that education should also be on the basis of traditional Indian knowledge. The minister was speaking at a conference of the junior high school teachers association, Pauri late on Friday evening.
Rawat said that many teachers are performing their duties in an excellent manner, which was ascertained during inspections. A function will be organised to facilitate such teachers from primary to secondary level to further motivate such teachers. He said that guest teachers will be appointed to posts of lecturers till the vacant posts are filled by the commission. Further, alternate arrangements will be make to resolve the shortage of assistant teachers. Rawat said that the state has 34 per cent female teachers, many of whom also need to go on maternity leave.An alternative arrangement will be made so that the students do not suffer during the maternity leave of the teachers.The minister said that additional budget will be provided to every school from primary to secondary level for sports and library. In addition to this, facilities will be provided to enable the children to learn Garhwali, Kumaoni or Jaunsari language as per their choice. Local MLA Raj kumar Pori, additional director of secondary education Mahavir Bisht, association president Jai Chand Arya and others were present on the occasion.