New Delhi,Nov 16: HRD ministry’s school education department is operating at less than half of its strength according to A review of the ministry by Niti Aayog.
While secretary SC Khuntia is now Karnataka chief secretary, joint secretary YSK Seshu Kumar completed his central deputation tenure earlier this week.
In a review by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), it was found that the human resource development (HRD) ministry was lacking behind on several deliverables.
A review of the ministry by Niti Aayog has found that not much has changed, especially in the department of school education. According to Aayog , the ministry is either running behind schedule or hasn’t even started on 15 of the 32 actionable points for school education. Only three on the to do list have been completed, while 22 actionable points are still work in progress. The department of higher education — finally past its tussles with the PMO — has done much better. It has completed two of the five on its todo list and has shown work in progress on one count.
The department of higher education — finally past its tussles with the PMO — has done much better. It has completed two of the five on its todo list and has shown work in progress on one count.
At its review meeting on Friday, the Aayog suggested that the National Policy on Education should also be converted to a measurable action plan, instead of a broad sweeping document that is difficult to implement. At the meeting, where
During the meeting, where Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant was also present, it was discussed that focus should be on improving learning levels, clearly outlined and measurable action plans and outcomebased ideas.
A status report on the education sector discussed at the meeting highlighted poor action on various ‘actionable steps’ like a framing of minimum gradewise learning goals for classes 1 to 8 that are to be displayed on school boards.