Srinagar, Sep 10: The government Thursday constituted a Task Forces committee for identifying the course of action and initiatives to be taken in implementing the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 in schools and colleges of Jammu and Kashmir.
In this regard, an order was issued by the General Administration Department (GAD).
The government order, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reads, “Sanction is accorded to the constitution of two Task Forces, comprising the following, for identifying the specific measures and initiatives required to be taken in respect of implementing the NEP-2020.”
The government said that the Task Forces are meant to examine the provision of NEP 2020 and identify specific measures to be taken for implementing these in Jammu and Kashmir and to assess the academic and training requirements for its implementation.
The terms of reference of these Task Forces also shall be to suggest the structural reforms that may be needed for its implementation. The order also reads that the committee will also assess manpower and financial requirements for its implementation and will suggest procedural and policy changes that need to be made in achieving the objectives of NEP 2020.
“The Task Force shall be serviced by the School Education Department and Director, School Education, Jammu shall be the Member Secretary,” reads the order.
In Higher Education Department of Jammu and Kashmir, the Chairman of the Task Forces committee will be advisor to the Lieutenant governor, K.K. Sharma.
The Vice Chancellors of all Universities, Deans and Directors of other Central Institutes of Jammu and Kashmir, Commissioner Secretary to the government for Higher Education Department, three principals each from Jammu province and Kashmir province to be nominated by the government, six academicians to be nominated by the government, Director RUSA will be the members of the committee and director college JK will be the secretary and member of the committee.
According to the government order, for School Education Department, the government said the department’s Principal Secretary will be the Chairman of the Task Forces committee.
However, School Education Directors of Jammu and Kashmir, Director Skill Development JK, Director SCERT (Chairman BOSE), project director Samargra Shiksha, four academicians to be nominated by the government and four Principals of the government and private schools to be nominated by the government will be its members—(KNO)