ITANAGAR, The education minister Taba Tedir has said that 379 schools with zero enrollment in the state have been closed and assets handed over to the concerned deputy commissioners (DC). The government will prioritize the education department for education development projects. After a review meeting soon action will be initiated against the authority of concern school who failed to take initiative for land allotment and LPC from the respective district administration
Talking to the reporters here on Tuesday on the sideline of an event organized by Samagra Shiksha-ISSE, Itanagar here at DK Convention centre, he said the education department has asked the DC’s to give first preference to the department to use the infrastructure of these schools and take the possession of the land and asset and written instruction has already been issued much earlier. I have been advocating and emphasizing to protect the educational institution land encroachment issue. He said.
“All the assets of 379 schools are now under the custody of DC’s. If the schools are of no use for the education department, they can be given to other departments. But first preference should always be given to the education department,” said minister Tedir.
He also said the education department is making an effort to get LPC and allotment for all government schools of the state. The department has kept a provision but the authority has failed to utilise the fund. He said.
“Whether it is in urban or rural areas all schools should obtain allotment and LPC. This will check encroachment of the school land. We have even kept funds for this purpose. The department has directed all DDSEs to go for proper mapping of the schools,” he said. Further, he said soon the department will hold review meetings and will seek action against those school authorities who have failed to initiate the process to obtain allotment and LPC.