Portal to be developed for quality education

Portal to be developed for quality education

Shimla, March 7

“Him Darpan Shiksha Ekikrit Portal’ will be developed in Himachal Pradesh to enable the uploading of information on teaching-learning practices and personal matters through a mobile application.

The highest Budget of Rs 8,024 crore (16 per cent) has been earmarked for the education sector and several new schemes, including “Swaran Jayanti Super-100” under which 100 best students will be selected by the SCERT after Class V, and special courses in science, maths and spoken English will be started on a pilot basis to prepare students for competitive exams.

During 2021-22, 100 maths labs will be set up in government middle schools, chess be promoted to develop the mental faculties of children, and diet money of the participants be doubled from Rs 50 to Rs100 at the block level, from Rs 60 to Rs120 at the zonal/district level and from Rs 75 to Rs150 at the state level.

Three schemes – the Swaran Jayanti Gyanodaya Cluster Shrestha Vidyalaya Yojana, the Swaran Jayanti Utkrisht Vidyalaya Yojana, and the Utkrisht Yojana for colleges — will be launched during the financial year covering 100 cluster schools, 68 senior secondary schools, and nine colleges. These will be equipped with modern facilities and Rs 63 crore has been provided for it.

Infrastructure upgrades will be taken up in 100 schools, remuneration of teachers under the SMC be hiked by Rs 500 per month, hygiene kits be provided to mid-day meal workers and an honorarium of such workers and water carriers be enhanced by Rs 300.

Courtesy- the tribune

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