School Education, Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes, Other Backward Classes and Minorities’ Development Minister Dr. Premsahay Singh on Wednesday reviewed the functioning of all the departments.
He instructed the senior officers to immediately formulate steps to implement the election manifesto promises. Dr. Singh called upon the department officials to focus on the quality of school education.
Teachers should be punctual to schools without any compromises. The 9th and 10th Standard students should be given counseling on pursuing the courses. Programme should be chalked out as to check the educational levels of students.
Dr. Singh said that reviews should be done twice a year of the implementation of works for welfare of the Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes, Other Backward Classes and Minorities.
Stress should be laid on more number of students participating in the competitive examinations. Regular health check-ups of the resident students of Ashram Schools should be conducted.
The standard of coaching of students pursuing careers is the need of the hour. Special coaching classes should be held for the weak students of 9th and 10thstandard. Special emphasis should be laid on providing security to girl students. The authorities should keep strict vigil on the consumption of alcohol and drugs in hostels and ashrams’ Schools.
The meeting was informed that there were eight lakh applications for Forest Rights’ Pattas and 50 per cent had already been cleared. Minister said community rights lease papers also should be allocated to the forest-dwellers.
Dr. Singh called upon the Co-Operative Department officials to formulate integrated Co-Operative Policy. The poll promises should be implemented in toto . He added that sugar co-operatives should run on profits.
The meeting was informed that Rs 1228 crore had been returned back to the three lakh 57 thousand farmers which had been collected through Linking. The officers said that 44 lakh metric tonne paddy had been purchased till 1st January 2019.
The target of loans for the Rabi and Kharif season 2018-2019 had been set at Rs 4200 crore. The Co-Operative Banks had already disbursed loans worth Rs 3397 crore to 10 lakh five thousand 861 farmers.
School Education Department Secretary Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, Director of Public Instructions Mr. S. Prakash, Secretary Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes, Other Backward Classes, Minorities Department Miss Reena Baba Saheb Kangaale, Secretary Tribal Research and Training Institute Mr. Ashish Bhatt, Secretary Co-Operative Miss Reeta Shandilya, and several senior officers were also present.