Edn secy asks DDSE to collect data on private schools

ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Education Secretary Madhu Rani Teotia has directed all the deputy directors of school education (DDSE) to collect data on the private schools functioning in the state, and also to submit the quarterly progress report on the school safety programme under the National Disaster Management Authority.
Teotia, who chaired a state level workshop on formulation of annual work plan and budget (2018-19) of the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan – an integrated scheme for school education – at the Dorjee Khandu Conference Hall here on Monday, asked all the DDSE to select one school equipped with better facility in each block to enroll at least 20 students in nursery class from the current academic session.
She informed that the department is planning to initiate an activity called ‘Naya mah naya utsah’, focusing on a single-point agenda to instill the spirit of competitiveness and get results.
Under this initiative, some new activities will be carried out in every district, on the basis of which the best performing district will be awarded, she said.
Deputy SPD (SSA) Nangram Pingkap informed the participants about the MHRD’s directives regarding integration of three centrally-sponsored flagship programme under the education department – Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, and Teacher Education (TE) – into a single scheme, to be now known as Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (Integrated Scheme for School Education), which will cover Classes 1 to 12 along with pre-primary education (nursery and KG).
RMSA SMD Gania Leij and SCERT Jt Director Moto Nyori advised the district functionaries to provide actual inputs regarding data to be furnished in the preparation of the annual work plan and budget.
Later, the district functionaries were briefed on the guidelines issued by the MHRD regarding formulation of the annual work plan and budget.