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Badal reviews functioning of Adarsh schools

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, February 05, 2013
First Published: 15:46 IST(5/2/2013) | Last Updated: 18:23 IST(5/2/2013)

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday directed the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) to prepare a responsive blueprint to ensure the development of all the 11 Adarsh senior secondary schools run by it in the state in a holistic manner.


A direction to this effect was given by Badal during a high-level meeting with the principals, officiating principals and the senior officers of the education department held at chief minister’s residence Tuesday morning to review the functioning of these schools.

Expressing concern over the performance of some Adarsh schools, Badal directed the chairperson of Punjab School Education Board to take immediate steps for appointing regular principals besides other teaching and non-teaching staff in all the schools as per their requirement on adhoc basis.

For the rationalisation of staff, Badal constituted a committee comprising director general school, chairperson PSEB and his technical adviser to study detailed requirements of these schools in terms of staff and other infrastructure. Reiterating his firm commitment to provide fulsome support from the state government side for these schools, he said that the Adarsh schools had been established by him as a dream project to impart quality education amongst the rural children. He said that school education board must act in a responsive manner for the further development of these educational institutions.

During the meeting, Badal directed the chairman POWERCOM to release electricity tubewell connections for the agriculture land of these Adarsh schools on priority.

Prominent those who were present in the meeting, including education minister Sikandar Singh Maluka, chairperson PSEB Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal, secretary education Ashok Gupta, director general schools KS Pannu and special principal secretary to CM Gurkirat Kirpal Singh besides principals and officiating principal of various Adarsh senior secondary schools being run by PSEB.

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