Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sick teachers to be retired in Sikkim

Gangtok: The Human Resource Development (HRD) department has been tasked by Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) to retire sick teachers within July 15.
“Sick teachers should be retired. Solution and ways and means is desired for getting rid of this menace. Our students and people should not suffer due to this. Line of action to submit”, reads the chapter on HRD department containing list of tasks to be achieved within 100 days.
The Chief Minister had recently released the ‘100 days task-list’ booklet containing tasks to met by 30 departments by July 15. The chapter on HRD department also frowns on this year’s ‘inordinate delay’ in distribution of text books, uniforms to the students. The distribution should be completed by January every year, it reads.
The CMO has also sought a joint proposal from the HRD department and Sikkim Central University for resettlement of displaced land owners whose land had been acquired for the university campus at Yangyang. The road has been constructed, helipad built and land also made available but the displaced land owners have to be resettled for which a joint proposal should come up from the department and university, the task-list reads.
The State government has also expressed its desire that the Sikkim University should encourage subjects that are relevant to the State like environment and trade. In the academic and executive council of the university, the State government representatives and other knowledgeable and qualified persons to be included, the report says.
The HRD department has been also tasked to regularize Sanskrit teachers who are holding temporary positions with creation of posts by the Department of Personnel. Monastic teachers also should be given primary teachers status along with Sanskrit teachers as in the eyes of the State government, both of them are at par with primary teachers.
The CMO has directed the HRD department to formulate a proposal for starting a Mukhyamantri Special Education Scheme for the very poor children to be initiated from this year.

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