The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has on October 3 declared Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir as the most proactive states in north India. “The MHRD has declared Jammu and Kashmir as the second most proactive state after Himachal Pradesh in adopting new initiatives in education,” state education minister Altaf Bukhari said.
The minister also said Jammu and Kashmir’s performance has been highly appreciated for actively implementing the new initiatives in the education sector. Bukhari said that the Jammu and Kashmir government is committed to expand the reach of quality education in every part of the state under the leadership of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
He appreciated the contribution of the private sector in furthering the government’s agenda of making quality education available and affordable for the students.
Meanwhile, a review meeting was held to monitor the progress regarding implementation of various MHRD schemes in north Indian states. The meeting was chaired by Union Secretary, MHRD, Anil Swarup. The representatives of different states provided the details about the progress of the activities related to school education in their respective states, an official spokesman said. Swarup appreciated the states about the progress made in different schemes and stressed on expediting their effective implementation.
He also reviewed the implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes and asked the representatives of states to gear up for achieving the objectives of schemes. The meeting also discussed the roadmap to achieve goals in infrastructure building, training, DIETs and up-gradation of school education.
Swarup expressed keen interest in upgrading the infrastructure of school education in J&K and hoped that it is one of the priority sectors of the state, the spokesman said. “Idea to meet here is that states with similar or difficult things do and learn from each other,” Swarup said.