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In internet-starved Kashmir, Govt wants a book on 4G and Google


Srinagar: Authorities have asked the education department to write chapters on Google classes, 2G and 4G internet connectivity, and modernization of Madrasas for a book aimed at transforming the education system in Jammu and Kashmir.

Nodal Officer School Education Department has issued an order where Chairperson JKBOSE, Director School Education Jammu/Kashmir, Director Skill Development, and Project Director Samgra Shiksha J&K have been directed to furnish contents on 35 chapters for publication of a book titled, ‘School Education and Skill Development in J&K UT’.


The 35 chapters include Google classes/2G and 4G issues, pre-primary education, elementary education, secondary education, use of ICT in education, community schooling, new education policy 2020, SCERT JK UT, JK BOSE exams reforms, RET Act 2009 implementation, MDM to 8 lack students, Samagra Shiksha J&K (free uniforms and textbooks), online classes, teleclasses, radio classes, teachers training-online, skill development, vocational education, inclusive education, pedagogy, demand-driven education, and early childhood education convergence with ICDS, career counseling, modernization of Madrasas, education of nomadic children, investment in the education sector, and quality assessment of school education.

“Director School Education Jammu and Kashmir shall seek chapter wise write-ups from all JDs, CEOs, Principals, Faculty of SIEs/ DIETs, principals at +2, ZEOs, and Head Masters’ of higher secondary’,” the order reads.

The government has set August 20 as the deadline for submission of hard and soft copies of the write-ups.

Project Director J&K Samagra Shiksha, Arun Manhas told The Kashmir Monitor that the government has asked them to give inputs regarding what has happened and what needs to be done in the education department, in the form of write-ups.

“Directorate will issue directions for write-ups. People associated with various departments of education will have to give write-ups of their branches. The write-ups will contain the achievements in the education department so far and what is needed to be done in the future,” he added.

Director School Education Kashmir, Dr. Younis Malik said this will be like an education journal that will give information about what has been done to keep education going in tough times.