Plan of Rs. 167.25 crore approved for Samagra Shiksha in Ladakh

Advisor Ladakh, Umang Narula chairing governing body meeting of Implementing Society for Samagra Shiksha.
Advisor Ladakh, Umang Narula chairing governing body meeting of Implementing Society for Samagra Shiksha.

Excelsior Correspondent

LEH, May 11: Advisor Ladakh, Umang Narula today chaired the governing body meeting of ‘Yountan Society’ Single Implementing Society (SIS) for Samagra Shiksha at the UT Secretariat here.
On Samagra Shiksha achievements, the meeting was informed about various initiatives taken by the department including mega community campaign on enrolment drive in the catchment area of 27 Higher Secondary School and 57 High School and 9 zones of UT Ladakh, 99 per cent of teaching faculties of UT Ladakh completed NISHTHA program on DIKSHA in which around 4,500 teachers completed all the 18 modules, conducted 2049 online classes for students and inaugurated three girls hostels-two in Leh and one in Kargil.
It was further informed in the meeting that career counselling and student helpline portal was launched in all High and Higher Sec Schools.
Further, the meeting was informed that a training programme- ‘IMPACT’ for capacity building of teachers was conducted by NCERT which was attended by 3600 teachers of UT Ladakh.
Apart from this, 542 schools of Kargil and 302 of Leh district were provided funds under the School Grant.
Regarding the vacant post, it was informed that 23 vacancies of principles, 145 lecturers and 5 ZEOs were filled up.
Director School Education was asked to expedite the process of hiring manpower under Samagra Shiksha. Besides, School Education Department was directed to take up the matter of untrained teachers with IGNOU for allocating the slots for B.Ed/D.El.Ed.
It was also informed that online classes/community classes be reviewed and assessed by respective Deputy Commissioners/CEO LAHDCs.
In the end, the annual work plan and budget for the year 2021-22 amounting to Rs. 167.25 crores was approved for submission to the Project Approval Board (PAB-2021), Ministry of Education, New Delhi for their consideration.
Earlier Mohd. Mumtaz Ali, Director School Education/ Additional Project Director Samagra Shiksha Ladakh gave a detailed presentation of the activities and AWP&B 2021-22.
The meeting was attended various senior officers.