Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu, today directed for the framing of comprehensive Recruitment Policy to rationalize the recruitment process in the Higher Education.
The Lt. Governor passed these directions while reviewing thefunctioning of Higher Education department in a meeting at Civil Secretariathere.
Kewal Kumar Sharma, Advisorto the Lieutenant Governor ; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Arun KumarMehta, Financial Commissioner, Finance ; Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner,Health and Medical Education ; Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to theLieutenant Governor; Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Talat ParvezRohella, Secretary, Higher Education and other senior officers attended themeeting.
The Lt. Governor observed that it is important to have acomprehensive recruitment policy and asked the officers to frame the same tostreamline the functioning of the department.
During the meeting, the Lt. Governor was briefed about thefunctioning of higher educational institutions in terms of enrolment, status ofinfrastructure, staff strength, various centrally sponsored schemes, besidesseveral other important issues.
The Lt. Governor directedthe officers to resolve all seniority and recruitment issues in the HigherEducation department at the earliest to remove all the bottlenecks. He furtherdirected them to submit proposal for funding of newly sanctioned colleges,including professional colleges.
The Lt. Governor furtherasked the officers to identify all the important issues in the education sectorand redress the same for the smooth functioning of the department.
The chair was informed that J&K has a high ratio of girlstudents with 52 % girls enrolment recorded in Higher Education. Under GenderEquity initiatives, 14 girls hostels, 32 additional canteen and 22 toiletblocks have been built under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shikha Abhiyan (RUSA) andintranet facility has been extended to 70 colleges across J&K.
On milestones and achievements in Higher Education, themeeting was informed that the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in J&K is 30.9against 26.3 at the National Level. 42 colleges have NAAC accreditation and 4more colleges are in the process. ShriMata Vaishno Devi University, University of Kashmir and University of Jammu areamongst the top 100 Universities in the country in National Institute RankingFramework (NIRF ranking).