Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Rahul Pandey today reviewed the progress of different works of the Education Sector during a meeting held here at DC office complex.The meeting was attended by CPO, Kathua Uttam Singh; CEO Kathua P.L Thapa; XEN REW, XEN PWD Kathua, XEN PWD Basohli, ZEOs and other concerned officers.
At the outset, the DC took appraisal of action taken with regard to issues discussed in earlier meetings viz. physical verification of schools regarding Assured Minimum Facilities, schools without electricity connection, boundary wall, toilet facility, drinking water facility etc.The DC directed XEN Jal Shakti Department to submit a Plan to cover all left out schools in the District.
The DC also called upon XEN PDD to work out Plan to regularise the power connections to schools, besides making estimates for schools where the feeding lines are available but not provided with connections. He further asked for formulating separate plans for providing power connections to schools in far off areas without External Electricity connection so as to ensure that no school in the district is left without electricity supply.
The DC further laid thrust on ensuring installation of barbed wires in schools without boundary for the security and safety to the school staff and students.The DC called upon executive agencies to submit monthly progress reports and highlight any bottlenecks being faced in executing the work so as to achieve the progress within set timelines besides ensuring quality asset creation.
The DC also took a detailed review of ongoing works taken up by PWD(R&B), PDD, REW, SAMAGRA and directed the concerned executing agencies to complete the works in a given time frame.Regarding the Education scenario, the DC directed CEO Kathua to focus on providing quality education to the students by fixing responsibility of the teachers to work on pedagogical methods and ensuring their regular attendance so that the children studying in the govt schools could benefit.
The DC impressed upon ZEOs concerned to regularly monitor the execution of works so as to ensure that quality assets are created. He also emphasised on the earliest installation of Biometric Attendance System in all the schools.