Calls for ‘Job Policy’ in Higher Edu
Jammu, Dec 6: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today reviewed the functioning of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction department in a meeting here at the Civil Secretariat.
During the meeting, a detailed discussion was held on relief and rehabilitation benefits extended to the Kashmiri migrants, displaced persons of 1947, 1965 and 1971 and West Pakistan Refugees.
On transit accommodation of Kashmiri migrant employees, Murmu directed the officers to hand over the identified land for the same by December 15, and identify the remaining land for the accommodation within a month’s time. He further instructed the recruiting agencies to complete the pending recruitment for all posts notified for Kashmiri migrants by 31st January.
He directed for the early clearance of all pending relief cases of displaced persons and completion and submission of all eligible cases by ending January. He also directed the concerned officers to examine the issues with regard to the relief to West Pakistan Refugees and address them on priority.
While reviewing the present status of construction of border bunkers, the Lt. Governor observed that all requisite measures should be taken for expediting the work on construction of border bunkers for providing necessary shelter to the border dwellers during the shelling. He further directed the officers to examine the proposal of construction of new bunkers.
BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary Home Department; Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor; Pandurang K. Pole, Secretary, Department of Food , Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs; M Raju, Managing Director, J&K Project Construction Corporation; Simrandeep Singh, Special Secretary, Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction; T K Bhat, Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner and other senior officers attended the meeting.
Murmu also directed for the framing of comprehensive Recruitment Policy to rationalize the recruitment process in the Higher Education.
He passed these directions while reviewing the functioning of Higher Education department.
Kewal Kumar Sharma, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor ; BVR Subrahm-anyam, Chief Secretary; Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner, Finance ; Atal Dulloo, Financial Commiss-ioner, Health and Medical Education ; Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor; Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissi-oner Jammu; Talat Parvez Rohella, Secretary, Higher Education and other senior officers attended the meeting.
The Lt Governor observed that it is important to have a comprehensive recruitment policy and asked the officers to frame the same to streamline the functioning of the department.
During the meeting, he was briefed about the functioning of higher educational institutions in terms of enrolment, status of infrastructure, staff strength, various Centrally Sponsored Schemes, besides several other important issues.
The Lt Governor directed the officers to resolve all seniority and recruitment issues in the Higher Education department at the earliest to remove all the bottlenecks. He further directed them to submit proposal for funding of newly sanctioned colleges, including professional colleges.
He further asked the officers to identify all the important issues in the education sector and address them for smooth functioning of the department.
He was informed that J&K has a high ratio of girl students with 52% girls enrolment recorded in Higher Education. Under Gender Equity initiatives, 14 girls hostels, 32 additional canteen and 22 toilet blocks have been built under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shikha Abhiyan (RUSA) and internet facility has been extended to 70 colleges across J&K.
On milestones and achievements in Higher Education, the meeting was informed that the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in J&K is 30.9 against 26.3 at the national level. 42 colleges have NAAC accreditation and four more colleges are in the process. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, University of Kashmir and University of Jammu are amongst the top 100 Universities in the country in National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF ranking).