SRINAGAR, July 16: K. Skandan, Joint Secretary (Kashmir), Union Ministry of Home Affairs, called on Governor N N Vohra at Raj Bhavan here today.
During their meeting, Mr. Skandan briefed the Governor about various matters relating to internal security management, including the security arrangements for ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra. Issues relating to certain development programmes were also discussed during the meeting.
N. K. Sinha, Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, and Pradeep Koul, Senior Consultant, National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development also called on Mr. Vohra today.
Mr. Sinha briefed the Governor about the various components of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology, which is planned to be implemented by various Universities and other concerned educational institutions in the State. Under this Mission, the Kashmir University is developing the e-content for various graduate level courses and improving e-connectivity between the University and its affiliated colleges.
The University has also taken up the matter for being provided with 1,000 Akash Tablets under this Mission. The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is among the 9 institutions in the country which have been assigned the task of creating ERP Package for use of the institutions of higher learning all over the country under this programme.
Pointing to the significant benefits which could flow from the efficient implementation of the various projects under this Mission, the Governor urged the MHRD experts to also focus on the actual utilization of the momentous opportunities which would be engendered by this Mission. He also suggested a Semester-wise review of the results achieved by the Universities and affiliated Colleges alongside a system of recognizing and rewarding the Teachers who take the lead and produce results.