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Haryana Retired teachers to be re-engaged in schools 19-Nov-2016
Haryana,Nov 19

Under this policy, a panel comprising retired teachers will be prepared every year, to the extent of 25 per cent of the sanctioned posts, in each category. This will ensure teachers are available in schools all through the year, said Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma.

Government has introduced a policy to re-engage retired government teachers against leave vacancies to makeup the "unavoidable" lack of teaching staff in schools, Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said Friday.

Under this policy, a panel comprising retired teachers will be prepared every year, to the extent of 25 per cent of the sanctioned posts, in each category. This will ensure teachers are available in schools all through the year, he said here.

Haryana to encourage corporates to fund govt school projects 1-Aug-2016
Chandigarh,Aug 1

Companies will now be encouraged to fund government school projects in Haryana as part of the state government's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

A co-ordination committee has been formed as part of the measure aimed at filling the funding gap in the sector and improving quality of education, state Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said here today.

He said the state was striving to uplift Education Development Indicators.

"Fortunately, Haryana has a large number of reputed corporate houses and the government is keen to attract Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds direct or indirect apart from the state budget allocated for education so as to inject quality in education system," Sharma said.

The government has framed a state-level CSR Co-ordination Committee in education with an aim to fill funding gaps in the government school projects and to avoid the duplication in ongoing projects, he said in a statement.

The committee would also identify and attend to priority area components, supplementing government activities without replacing them and forming action plans, Sharma said.

"It would co-ordinate and channelise the efforts to achieve goals and facilitate CSR works through implementing agencies like the NGOs and Corporates, monitor and review CSR activities implemented by various agencies, handhold, co- ordinate, facilitate and monitor the impact on Education Development Index (EDI) of the state or district and share best practices in CSR among corporates," he said.

There would be three separate committees so as to evolve a more scientific and professional approach in the execution of CSR activities effectively. These are State Level Steering Committee in Education, Core Committee which would be Sub-Committee of State Level Steering Committee and District Level Steering Committee in Education, Sharma said.

State Level Steering Committee (SLSC) will have Additional Chief Secretary, Secondary Education as its chairperson. Other members include Director Secondary Education, Director Elementary Education, representative of Corporate houses and Industries to be decided by CII and FICCI.

Referring to the core areas of education under CSR, Sharma said corporate or industries and NGOs can be engaged under CSR in infrastructure gap filling, capacity building, in improving quality of education, inclusive education for disabled, motivating and bringing the school dropouts to the schools and strengthening of schools running for out of children.

Establishment and development of Art and Craft or Music Labs among other measures required in the field of education for development of the state.

Four teams formed to inspect, monitor education standard in Haryana govt schools 12-Nov-2012
Chandigarh,Nov 12 To ascertain reality about grass-root level education in government, as well as private schools, the state education department has decided to constitute four teams for inspection and monitoring of education institutions under a pilot project in Haryana.

The education standard in government schools, especially in rural areas has been a cause of concern and latest decision of the department seems a step to improve the situation.

A spokesman of the department said, after carrying out inspections covering one district each, committees of officers would come out with a format for regular and comprehensive inspections to cover all important aspects.

He said that in case of government institutions, the teams would focus on infrastructure, campus condition, especially upkeep, beautification, sanitation, faculty position that is how academic inputs are being provided, implementation of various schemes or programmes under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and utilization of grants.

It would also see whether the head of institution has devised any mechanism for the redressal of grievances of faculty or students. He said in case of private institutions specific reporting would be required to comply with the rules notified under the Haryana School Education Act, 1995.

Source: Times Of India
Haryana Board of Tech Education reduces pass percentage 29-Oct-2012
CHANDIGARH,Oct 29 Haryana State Board of Technical Education has decided to do away with the system of grace marks and reduced the pass percentage from 35 to 33.

In a written communication addressed to all Principals of government, government-aided and self-financing polytechnics, the HSBTE has said there would be no provision of grace marks from the examinations in 2012-2013, irrespective of any batch, and pass percentage is reduced to 33 per cent from 35.

Any notification previously issued regarding grace marks shall stand cancelled, an HSBTE spokesman said here on Monday.

He said a candidate would be declared passed if he or she obtained at least 33 per cent marks in each theory paper and 40 per cent in each practical examination.

A student would be promoted to next semester or class irrespective of number of times she reappears in different subjects, but she would not be allowed admission in fifth semester if she has not cleared all the sessionals and final theory of exams as well as practicals of first semester.

Also, a student would not be allowed admission in sixth semester if he or she has not cleared theory and practicals of second semester.

All the students having reappeared in first semester would appear in November/December 2012 examination as per the new syllabus, he said.

Source: Times of India
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