Cabinet scrapes no detention policy in schools

ITANAGAR, Sep 23: The State Cabinet on Friday approved the scrapping of the no-detention policy in schools and also approved restoration of Board examinations for Class V and Class VIII in all schools of the state.
Under the present provision of the RTE Act, students are promoted automatically to higher classes till class VIII.
The State Cabinet in its meeting further approved for adoption of procurement policy of state government in line with revised GFR, 2017 of Government of India and implementation of Government e-Market place (GeM) under Rule 149 of GFR 2017.
Government e-Market (GeM) place is an end to end system from vendor/buyer registration to payment, where common user goods and services can be procured by various government organizations through the national e-procurement portal.
Public procurement will be transformed by leveraging technology such as online market places and e-tendering.
The Government e-Market (GeM) also offers other advantages, like minimising prices while maximising ease, efficiency and transparency. It will also help enhance processes in ways such as demand aggregation, real time price discovery and prompt automated payments.
Vendors are free to register under the GeM platform. The state government would promote local vendors under the policy and the platform also ensures timely payment. Government departments will soon start procurement under GeM.
Further, the Council of Minister, while paying rich tribute to late Kalikho Pul and remembering his immense contribution to the state has decided to rename the District Hospital of Hayuliang as Kalikho Pul Memorial District Hospital, Hayuliang.