Under “Technology Enabled Education Scheme”, 1000 educational tabs will be provided to tribal students
UT Level Committee for Tribal Development increases daily diet rate to Rs 175 per student per day from existing Rs 100
posted on Jul 02, 2022 | Author RK Online Office
In a first, J&K’s Tribal Affairs Department (TAD) has approved a series of reforms for tribal hostels across Jammu and Kashmir with the aim of providing state-of-the-art educational facilities to tribal students and focusing on results-based quality education. and skill.
These major reforms were approved at a meeting of the UT level committee headed by TAD Secretary Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary. The committee also approved a number of measures and programs launched with immediate effect from the current academic year to provide such state-of-the-art facilities to tribal students.
Striving to provide educational facilities for students throughout the year, the department has notified that the hostels will remain operational year-round instead of 10 months as in vogue. The committee also decided that special classes would be held during the vacation period to upgrade students, including tribal students who would volunteer to enroll in these classes.
The committee also approved a 75% increase in the daily diet rate, increasing it to Rs 175 per pupil per day with immediate effect from Rs 100 per pupil per day. The committee also recommended an increase to Rs 300 per student per day to be factored into the revised budget estimates.
Additionally, in another important decision, the committee approved the “Technology Enabled Education System” for hostel students under which students enrolled in Class XI, XII and PG courses will be provided with Tab-PCs with preloaded study materials, including books, animations, mind maps, resource materials, and references. Students will be allowed to own the tab even after being released from hostels at the end of the course. More than 1,000 students studying in notified classes will receive these tabs by July 31, 2022. The Tribal Research Institute (TRI) was commissioned to design the courses and content for the tabs and provide them to students.
The committee has also strengthened the tuition system in hostels with an improvement in tutor fees by increasing it from the existing rates of Rs 1000, Rs 1200 and Rs 1500 for tutors in grades 6 to 8, 9 to 10 and 11th and 12th respectively at Rs 3000, Rs 4500 and Rs 6000 per month, an increase of 3 to 4 times.
Meanwhile, the committee also considered the proposal for 25 new hostels which are in the process of being approved for the current financial year at a cost of Rs 100.00 Cr and the completion of the languid hostels.