UP cabinet okays Hindi, English medium education for math, science in madrasas
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UP cabinet okays Hindi, English medium education for math, science in madrasas

Minister says religious education and subjects related to Persian would be taught in Urdu, Arabic and Persian languages only.

lucknow Updated: May 23, 2018 09:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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The Uttar Pradesh government will introduce NCERT textbooks to teach children mathematics, science. (HT File Photo)

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday decided to amend the UP Ashashkiya Arabi and Farsi Madrasa Manyata Prashashan aur Seva Rules 2016 (Rules for recognition to, service and administration of UP non-government Arabic and Persian madrasas) to allow Hindi and English as medium of education to study mathematics, science, computers and social sciences and improve the quality of education in the madrasas of Uttar Pradesh.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath presided over the meeting of the state cabinet that also approved an amendment to UP Sub Inspectors and Inspectors (Civil Police) Service Rules 2018 to debar such candidates who go in for second marriage.

Those covered by different personal laws would, however, be exempted from the provision, said minister for energy Shrikant Sharma who, along with minister for medical and health, Sidharth Nath Singh, briefed media persons about the state cabinet’s decisions.

Sharma said the UP Madarsa Board at its meeting held on May 15, 2018 had stated that though there was a provision to teach mathematics, science, English, computers and sciences (in addition to the religious education) in the state’s madrasas, the Uttar Pradesh Madarsa Shiksha Parishad had not prescribed textbooks. Sharma said the NCERT textbooks would therefore be introduced to provide for education in these subjects.

He said an amendment to UP Ashashkiya Arabi and Farsi Madarsa Manyata Prashashan Aur Seva Rules 2016 has been approved to allow teaching of mathematics, science, social science and computers in Urdu, Hindi and English mediums. The religious education and subjects related to Persian would, however, be taught in Urdu, Arabic and Persian languages only, he said.

Nod for PNG in all urban areas

The state cabinet decided to allow the Green Gas Limited to lay pipelines for door-to-door supply of piped natural gas in all the areas covered by the urban local bodies. The state cabinet approved guidelines, along with safety measures to be taken, for laying the pipelines. The work on laying the pipelines will begin in Lucknow and Agra.

Energy conservation code

The state cabinet decided to implement the Uttar Pradesh Energy Conservation Building Code 2018 in all the government and commercial buildings. The code will be implemented on buildings having more than 100 KV power load connection. With the implementation of the code, 25% to 50% energy consumption can be reduced, people familiar with the matter. Although the code will lead to a 5% cost escalation in construction of buildings, it may be recovered by energy saving in two to three years. The code will not be implemented in residential buildings having up to 2000 sq metre constructed area.

Land for new medical colleges

The state cabinet approved a proposal to provide necessary land to set up two new government medical colleges in Etah and Mirzapur under the union government’s Establishment of New Medical Colleges Attached with Existing District/Referral Hospitals. Eight medical colleges will be set up in a group pf three parliamentary constituencies.

Tourist rest house

A new 100-room tourist rest house will be set up on 2700 square metre land in the Alaknanda hotel complex of Haridwar. The new hotel will come up in two years and the UP Tourism Development Corporation will thereafter transfer the ownership of Alaknanda Hotel to Uttarakhand. The UP Irrigation department will provide land for the new tourist rest house. Alaknanda hotel has been one of the major issues pertaining to division of assets and liabilities between UP and Uttarakhand.

Land for Sanskrit school

The UP cabinet decided to transfer 10 acre land of Chak Gajaria Farm to CSI Educational Society on a token lease of Rs 1 for 90 years to run Sanskriti School there. A part of the school building has already come up and the academic session for 2017-2018 has started there. The recognition of school by the CBSE, however, required the ownership of the land should be with the society running the school. The state cabinet decided to exempt the transfer of land from stamp duty.

Land for substation in Ayodhya

The cabinet approved a proposal to make 2.633 hectare land of education department available for setting up of 220 KV power substation in Ayodhya, Faizabad.

First Published: May 23, 2018 09:52 IST