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LG Ladakh meets Education Minister, discusses ways to streamline education

Last Updated on August 17, 2021 at 7:24 pm

Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur today called upon Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Education Minister in New Delhi today.  

Various interventions and considerations of the Government of India were solicited for streamlining the Education system in the Union Territory of Ladakh with respect to its difficult geographical location and conditions.

RK Mathur meeting with Education Min
RK Mathur meeting Union Education Minister

The Lieutenant Governor requested hand holding for the establishment of state level institutions such as State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), State Institute of Education (SIE), etc.  

Immediate resolution of the pending issues with Jammu & Kashmir, especially concerning completion and handing over of pending works under Samagra Shiksha were appealed.

LG Mathur also discussed issues pertaining to the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (CIBS) and setting up of an Engineering college in Kargil.  

In context of the recent announcement by the Lieutenant Governor for Ladakh School Education to affiliate with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), LG Mathur urged the Minister to consider Ladakh’s weather and geographical conditions while taking decisions pertaining examination sessions, office set up and norms etc.

Discussions were also held on setting up of additional Kendra Vidhyalaya’s and Jawahar Novodaya Vidhyalaya’s, provision for winter uniforms and allocation of Ladakh in various Central schemes to meet the high cost of construction and additional infrastructural requirements for Ladakh’s winter.