Focus on establishing KV’s in border districts: MHRD tells DSEK
Srinagar:The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) asked the J&K’s school education department to focus on the establishment of KendriyaVidyalaya (KV) in border districts of the state.
The directions were given to the state recently during a review meeting of road map devised by MHRD for overall upgradation of the education sector in the state. The meeting was chaired by secretary MHRD.
“Special focus should be given by the state on current proposals already approved. State needs to submit proposal for additional JNVs with unencumbered land to be identified in the state particularly in border districts,” read the minutes of the meeting.
The MHRD secretary has the school education department to convey the union ministry about the relaxations needed in the norms of JNVs to be clearly identified on case-to-case basis. “The cases should be submitted to MHRD for further perusal,” read the minutes.
MHRD secretary in education and literacy has stated that border districts like Poonch, Kupwara will be prioritized for establishment of JNVs and provide access to education for the students in these districts.
“Consequent to submission of proposals a group will be set up at MHRD with representatives from JNVs and KVs to plan the way forward,” the secretary has said.
As per the minutes of the meeting, one each JNVs has been approved in Ganderbal, Bandipora, Srinagar, Ramban and Pulwama district by MHRD.
“Land proposal for Bandipora has been received by the school education department and site inspection has been conducted as well,” read the minutes.
The minutes of the meeting state that the approach road to the site is very narrow, steep with sharp cuts. “District administration Bandipora has been requested to provide alternate approach road for the JNV,” read the minutes of the meeting.
As per the minutes of the meeting, for the remaining four districts the divisional commissioners and district magistrate have asked for identification and transfer of land. “Director School Education Jammu and Kashmir division have been nominated as co-coordinators for the purpose,” the meeting has decided.