Concerted efforts for promotion of Urdu will be made: Naeem Akhtar
Minister for Education, Mr. Naeem Akhter today said that concerted efforts will be made to promote and preserve Urdu language across the State with special focus on Jammu region.
Replying to the supplementaries, the Minister agreed that there is a crisis of Urdu teachers in Jammu region especially in Gujjar community.
The Minister said that the Government would do everything possible to reach out to the region and take some extraordinary measures to appoint Urdu teachers in the region.
The Minister said that importance of Urdu is paramount as all the official records are preserved through the medium of the language, and it should be duty of everybody to work for its promotion and propagation.
Earlier while responding to the main question of Ch. Sukhnandan, the Minister said in Marh constituency the Government has approved Girls Higher Secondary School for its development as a Model school and has been adopted by the MLA Marh. He informed that in 2015-16, an amount of Rs 5 lakh was provided/utilized for the development of the school as model school under State CAPEX Budget.
“Sufficient provision of funds has been proposed during the current financial year for further development of the School as a model School,” he said.
He said in Marh constituency, under SSA, two schools MS Dhatryal and HS Chatha Guhram are provided with CAL Centre facility and under RMSA, two schools including HSS Jhiri and HSS Marh are provided with ICT facility.
The Minister informed the House that against 1240 vacant posts of teachers in district Jammu, selection list of 1240 candidates has been received from SSRB out of which 1078 candidates have been adjusted and process for adjustment of remaining 162 selected candidates is under process.