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Sikkim: Ad hoc teachers completing 8 years of service to be regularized

GANGTOK: In a bid to improve the education sector in the state, Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang discussed initiatives and also issued directives to the education department during a detailed review meeting.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister directed the department to regularize the services of the ad hoc teachers who have completed 8 years or more through the Sikkim State Teachers’ Recruitment Board (SSTRB).

He further urged the education department to complete the appointment of all school heads by end of August 2021.

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The education department will also appoint Adhoc teachers in all four districts as per the vacancy strictly following NCTE norms, as stated by the Chief Minister during the meeting.

One –time transfer of Ad hoc teachers will be undertaken by the education department, teachers to help those who are having genuine difficulties. However, no transfer will be undertaken in the future.

The Chief Minister directed the engineering Cell to go for expeditious completion of all the projects avoiding time and cost overrun.

It was further discussed that a District Academic Monitoring Committee will be formed under an officer of the seniority of Additional Director from the Education Service to ensure that schools of all categories provide adequate academic input to ensure appropriate learning outcome and any school requiring hand-holding gets the required support.

The Chief Minister assured that the education department will get all possible help from the Government so that the students of the State do not suffer on the account of prolonged closure of schools or any other problem.

Here, it is to be noted that Sikkim scored 772 points out of 1000 in the recently released Performance Grading Index (PGI) issued by the Union Education Ministry making it one of the better performing states in the northeast.

The PGI reviews the performance of a state in school education on the basis of the data provided by the Unified District Information System for Education Plus, National Achievement Survey, and Mid-Day Meal, and other sources.

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