Ranchi: Jharkhand governor Draupadi Murmu here on Tuesday directed the state authorities concerned to resolve grievances related to arrears, pension and promotion of teaching and non-teaching staff at the earliest.
The governor said the state Universities should submit statute and format to Higher and Technical Education Department as per the requirements and show posts with finance and without finance. She said so while reviewing the work of universities as well as the Vice Chancellors (VCs).
Principal Secretary to the Governor A. K. Satpathi, Financial Secretary Satyendra Singh, Higher and Technical Department Secretary Ajay Singh, Agriculture Sec-cum-VC, Birsa Agriculture University Nitin Madan Kulkarni, Revenue Sec K. K. Soan, Jharkhand Raj Bhawan Construction Ltd. MD Mr. Sunil Kumar, ADG Police R. K. Mallik, VCs of different universities and officers were present on this occasion.
The governor laid stress on getting the universities evaluated through NAAC. She also directed to ensure electricity, Wi-Fi, cashless transaction, biometric attendance system as well as linking biometric attendance with salary of the university employees. Expressing her concern over arbitrary fees collection by some B. Ed. colleges and others, she said that a fees fixation committee should be formed. She also laid emphasis on up-to-dating the audit of all universities through AG.
Murmu also underlined the need for establishing Tribal and Regional Language Department as Center of Excellence and asked the Universities to impart moral education in the students. She said that first aid facilities, matrons and attendants should be there in the hostels and it should be secure and free from any fear.
Doctors from nearby hospitals should be contacted in this regard. She also said that Nilambar-Pitambar University should be made on the land provided by G. L. A. College. Expressing her happiness over campus selection of over 5,000 students of Ranchi University, she said that such achievements should be propagated at wide level and uploaded on the website. She directed to get the DPR made from a good architect and said that the deployed CRPF should be provided land somewhere else.
Expressing her concern over sending curriculum for affiliation after 2-3 years, Higher and Technical Education Secretary Ajay Singh said that universities should take it seriously. He also said to send it for permanent affiliation after getting affiliation from NAAC.
Total number of admission has increased and govt. as well as private universities are being opened for educational enhancement. He said that the govt. is working on certification course for soft skill and skill development programs so that students can be employed.