Jammu, Jan 21: In order to get firsthand appraisal about the dismal performance of some schools of Kashmir Valley, Director School Education Kashmir, Dr. G N Itoo today conducted an extensive tour of Uri in the District Baramulla.
Director Education interacted with students, teachers, parents and members of civil society. On the occasion, he directed the Chief Education Officer concerned to start remedial classes forthwith for students who could not pass 10th class examination.
He visited High School Dhani Syeda, Uri and interacted with civil society. Director Education on the occasion advised the parents to ensure complete attendance of students in schools so that their precious time does not go waste. He expressed satisfaction over the excellent results shown by some schools in the area where not only 90-100% results were achieved but scores of students have achieved distinctions in 10th and 12th class examinations.
During his visit Director ordered for immediately taking up works of wall and floor tiling of High School Dhani Syeda and asked the Chief Education Officer, Baramulla and ZEO concerned to make frequent visits to the schools located in hilly areas.
Representatives from Civil Administration, prominent members of Civil Society and Educational Administrators assured Director Education that no stone will be left unturned in achieving the best possible results in future from Government schools.
Joint Director Trainings (Principal SIE), who has been designated as Nodal officer for monitoring the remedial classes, also interacted with the students and parents.
Chief Education Officer, Baramulla Abdul Ahad Insha, DEPO Baramulla, Mehraj ud din, Cultural Officer DSEK, GN Shakir, and other officers accompanied the Director Education.
DC Shopian suspends two forest officials
Shopian, June 26: Two officials of Forest Department including an In-Charge Forester were suspended today by Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Dr Owais Ahmed, for their callous attitude towards their duties.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner’s office received multiple complaints about the smuggling of forest wood and cutting of green trees in Keller belt of district Shopian.
Acting on these complaints, a preliminary enquiry committee headed by Divisional Forest Officer Shopian was constituted by Deputy Commissioner Shopian. After a brief enquiry into the matter it was found that few officials have been negligent in performing their duties.
Taking cognition of the issue, Deputy Commissioner on Wednesday suspended two employees of forest department. Deputy Commissioner Shopian said that till the completion of enquiry these two employees have been put under suspension and more investigation regarding the case is going on.
He said that his administration shall not tolerate any kind of negligence and callous attitude towards duties. He further added that those found guilty will face stern action.
Tourism has come to standstill in Kashmir: Tarigami
Srinagar, June 26: Senior CPI(M) leader and former legislator Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Wednesday said that the tourism industry in Kashmir has come to an almost complete standstill and the slump is affecting the livelihood of a sizeable section of the population.
“Houseboats are empty, taxi drivers and shikara owners are idle with no business on the horizon,” Tarigami said in a statement.
“Tourism sector in Kashmir is going through its worst crisis with many hotels closing down, staff being laid off and players in the industry looking for alternative businesses or even job opportunities. Businesses linked with tourism, including handicrafts, restaurants and transporters, are also facing a financial crisis. People, who are associated with tourism, are facing difficulties to feed their families,” Tarigami said.
He added that the atmosphere of panic has been created by TV channels who are portraying Kashmir in a negative manner.
“The electronic media’s coverage of the developments were damaging the tourism industry. The continuous negative coverage, especially of violence, which is not the overwhelming reality in Kashmir, has stalled tourist inflow to Kashmir,” said Tarigami in a statement.
Dir Gen IMD meets Guv
Srinagar, Jun 25: Dr. K.J. Ramesh, Director General, Indian Meteorological Department, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday.
Dr. Ramesh briefed Governor about the present weather forecasting set up in the State and its usefulness for issuing timely weather advisories to people and pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra during the duration of the Yatra.
Governor highlighted the crucial importance of timely and advance weather forecasts for managing the movement of Yatris, which is highly dependent on the weather conditions.