PASIGHAT, Aug 11: Arunachal State cabinet on Friday has taken decision to close down primary and secondary school in the state, which is running without enrolment of students, informed Chief Minister Office sources.
The state cabinet headed by chief minister Pema Khandu holds detailed discussion on the education scenario of the state and the departments concerned and took some historic decisions.
The first major decision is closure of all zero-enrollment primary and secondary schools by 31st August, 2018 subject to verification. But the teachers from these schools will be redeployed in schools functioning with teacher deficit.
The Cabinet took serious note of reported out-of-turn promotions in the education department and approved immediate revocation of all such promotions. It observed that the decision would boost the morale of deserving in-service employees and streamline the system. Besides, the Cabinet decided to restructure the organization through amendment of recruitment rules in the department at all levels.
The State Cabinet also approved creation of 400 teacher posts exclusively for regularization of SSA under Integrated Scheme for School Education (ISSE) teachers subject to fulfilment of the criteria of merit-cum-seniority, rules and regulations, which would be finalized by the department.
It said the government of India has integrated the erstwhile three schemes – SSA, RMSA and STE – into one platform i.e. ISSE.
In another major decision, the cabinet also approved the proposal of the District Re-organisation Bill, 2018, for creation of three new districts in the state– Lepa Rada, Pakke-Kesang and Shi-Yomi – which would be taken up in the ground of next assembly session for discussion and decision.