Perform or perish, Tedir tells officials

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Education Minister Taba Tedir on Friday cautioned the officers and officials of his department to either “perform or perish.”
“The mantra of the present government is to perform or perish,” Tedir said during a meeting of the education department here on Tuesday.
“Everybody has to perform to make a vibrant society,” he said, and advised the officials of his department to perform to their fullest ability “to make Arunachal a developed state in every aspect.”
The minister also advocated creating a better and congenial working environment in the department.
Stating that the officers and officials of the directorates have the bigger responsibility to ensure that the department performs well, the minister sought their cooperation for further streamlining the education department.
Tedir discouraged the opening of more and more colleges and universities, particularly private ones, in the state, and called for strengthening the existing colleges in terms of manpower and infrastructure.
He asked the department to improve the results in the Class 10 and 12 examinations conducted by the CBSE. Stating that the government has adopted a “zero tolerance towards corruption,” Tedir advised the officials to create a corruption-free society, “beginning from the education department.”
He directed the department to conduct DPC meetings regularly, saying it is required to fill up vacant posts on time. He also directed that vacant posts, if any, in the department be filled up within six months.
The minister assured to look into the grievances of the officers and officials of the department.
Earlier, Education Secretary Madhu Rani Teotia briefed the minister on the activities of all the directorates, the RUSA, the ISSE, etc.
All the directors, including that of the higher & technical education, the secondary education, the elementary education, the Integrated Scheme for School Education and the education department’s engineering wing highlighted their activities and achievements. They also highlighted the issues and challenges faced by the department, and presented their visions for the department’s growth.