Reiterating the need for upgradation of Gujjar and Bakerwal hostels, Minister for CAPD and Tribal Affairs, Ch Zulfikar Ali today said an ambitious plan has been formulated to convert all Gujjar and Bakerwal hostels into residential schools.
He said the move is aimed at expanding the ambit of educational facilities for the children of marginalized sections of the society.
Minister stated this while inspecting Gujjar and Bakerwal hostel Reasi, he took a detailed round of each section of hostel including kitchen, library, computer room to take stock of infrastructure and other related facilities available there.
He said the government is placing special focus on overall emancipation of tribal people by putting in place a well knit network of residential schools and other logistic incentives designed for enhancing literacy rates.
He said intake capacity of these hostels has been increased from 75 to 100.
The Minister asked DC to prepare a proposal for upgradation of library, black-topping of roads outside the hostel premises and purchase of school van.
MLA, Ajay Nanda and MLC, Surinder Choudhary were also present on the occasion.