Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government is contemplating to introduce a new education policy in the state.

"Government is contemplating to draft a new education policy for further improving the education scenario in the state on modern lines," Deputy Chief Minister and Minister In-charge School Education, Tara Chand said in reply to a question in the Legislative Council on Thursday.

He added that soon a committee, comprising some of the best academicians of the state, will be formed in this regard. The DyCM raised concern results of government schools and said that despite presence of highly qualified teachers the results were not on the expected lines.

"Despite presence of highly qualified teachers in the Government schools, results are not as we would like them to be," he said. "Steps have already been initiated to fix accountability for poor performance," Chand added.

Emphasizing on the pending vacancies in the education department, he said, "The promotions recently effected in the school education department will be continued further and by end of this month all available vacant posts that can be filled through promotions will be done."

"As many as 8,000 posts in different categories have been referred to Public Service Commission and Service Selection Recruitment Board with directions for early recruitment, so that requisite staff is made available in all schools across the state," he added.

He further said directions have been passed on for greater supervision and monitoring by Chief Education Officer's and Zonal Education Officer's in their respective jurisdiction through regular inspections of schools, monthly parent-teacher meets and involvement of Panchayat institutions.


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