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Manoj Sinha meets Union Education Minister, Transport Minister

Last Updated on August 3, 2021 at 12:22 pm

Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Monday met Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and is likely to meet more representatives of central government before returning to Jammu and Kashmir.

Dharmendra Pradhan had taken over as the Education Minister in last month’s Cabinet reshuffle. This was first meeting of the Lieutenant Governor with Dharmendra Pradhan. In the meeting Lt Governor shared about the various initiatives which have been taken by the J&K Government for implementation of National Education Policy-2020 ((NEP-2020) with the Union Education Minister.

Also, discussions were held on strengthening industry-academia partnerships, setting up centres for Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training (CIIIT), skill development of students at higher secondary level and quality academic research in all fields. Inclusion of Foundational literacy and numeracy, Critical life skills, vocational skills development, Basic education and Continuing education in the educational framework were also discussed.

The Lt Governor apprised that the J&K Government has started a UT wide campaign so that a strong foundation could be built for transforming the education system by revising various features of the education structure to meet the set goals visualized under NEP-2020.

Also, Manoj Sinha met Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and discussed about various issues related to road and infrastructure projects in J&K. Sinha also participated in the launch of eRUPI by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through VC. “This intiative will revolutionise the cashless transations and prove to be game changer for digital payment solutions,” the Office of LG J&K tweeted.

Manoj Sinha met Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh and discussed strengthening rural connectivity in J&K through Prime Minister’s Grameen Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), empowerment of three-tier Panchayati Raj System in J&K which has strengthened the governance at grass-root level.