Haryana embarks on ambitious plan to improve standard of education

Special Correspondent

GURGAON: The Budget Estimates Committee of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha for the first time has invited suggestions from the heads of all education institutions for bringing about a qualitative improvement in the education system in the State, its chairman, Karan Singh Dalal, MLA, said while addressing the heads of the education institutions here on Saturday.

He said that extensive discussion would be held on their suggestions in the Vidhan Sabha to improve the declining standard of education and impart quality education to the future generation to make them responsible citizens. The Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Education, R.S. Gujral, said that the process of filling up 351 vacant posts of teachers in colleges would commence in the next fortnight. And to impart same type of education to students of the State, all colleges would be connected with the EDUSAT. In the second phase, 70 to 80 per cent of high secondary schools would get this facility and in the third phase primary schools would be covered. All the colleges would get broadband connectivity. He assured that the selection of teachers would be made on merit only.

K.K. Khandelwal, Commissioner and Director- General School Education said that in the next academic session it would be compulsory for all students to pass in both English and Mathematics. He said that C and V state level cadre of the teachers would be constituted and all teachers would get promotion after 15 years. He also disclosed that teachers would not be given assignments related to census and elections.