Cabinet decides to shut down zero-enrollment schools

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The state cabinet on Friday took the decision to shut down all zero-enrollment primary and secondary schools in the state by 31 August, and to redeploy the teachers from these schools at functional schools with shortage of teachers.
The cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu took serious note of the reported out-of-turn promotions in the education department and approved immediate revocation of all such promotions.
It observed that the decision would boost the morale of deserving in-service employees and streamline the system.
The cabinet also decided to restructure the organization through amendment of the recruitment rules in the department at all levels.
It approved the creation of 400 posts exclusively for regularization of SSA (ISSE) teachers, “subject to fulfillment of the criteria of merit-cum-seniority, rules and regulations, which would be finalized by the department.”
The resultant vacancies in the SSA (ISSE) would then stand abolished forthwith and will not be filled up, it said.
It said the government of India has integrated the erstwhile three schemes – SSA, RMSA and STE – into one platform as the Integrated Scheme for School Education (ISSE).
“One district project coordinator under ISSE in each district will be selected on merit through a strict selection process by a committee under the chairpersonship of the state project director,” the cabinet decided.
To maintain absolute transparency, the cabinet has ordered the entire selection process to be video-graphed.
In another major decision, the cabinet has approved the proposal of the District Re-organisation Bill, 2018, for creation of three new districts – Lepa Rada, Pakke-Kesang and Shi-Yomi – which would be now taken up in the legislative assembly for discussion and decision. (CMO)