Udaipur: Tribal Area Development Department has taken a new initiative to assign all India and State Service officers as guardians of departmental schools and hostels.
It will infuse new enthusiasm and inspiration among teachers and students while giving the officers a vast opportunity to show innovation and creativity.
Minister of State for Tribal AreaDevelopment Shri Arjun Singh Bamnia said that the state's tribal communities, especially those living in the Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) area, made great efforts through educational and residential schools to increase representation in education, employment, and business.
These schools and hostels to be inspected on behalf of the district administration, police, and other officials.
After consulting with teachers and students, various valuable suggestions would be given for their progress during this time. New initiatives have been taken to make this informal visit and discussion more formal by providing traditional and institutional forms.
He informed that instructions had been given to all district collectors to nominate, All India Service and State Service officers and other district level officers to inspect school and hostel as a guardians so that these institutions can get more strength, support, and guidance of district administration. With this, teachers and students will get regular contact and advice from these enthusiastic and accomplished officers.
Along with this, officers will also be able to show innovation and creativity beyond their work area.
The Guardian will visit the institution every month and guide the teachers and students.
TribalRegional Development Department Additional Chief Secretary Shri Rajeshwar Singh underlined the action expected from the officials nominated as Guardian and said that these officers would visit these institutions every month and guide the teachers and students. After consulting with them, they will advise the students' educational, cultural, and sports development.
Students will be given guidance regarding the course. Career and experts will be called and discussed in this regard & will give essential suggestions for the campus's development and beautification. They will encourage by participating in various festivals, celebrations, and programs held there.
Shri Rajeshwar Singh informed that the Guardian Officer would work in the school and hostel's advisory role. School and hostel administration will not have interfered on their behalf.
Still, any severe irregularities will be brought to the notice of the Additional Chief Secretary and Commissioner of the department.
Along with this, the departmental commissioner will inform the Deputy Commissioner and other concerned officials to solve the problem.
It is noteworthy that the Tribal Regional Development Department should operate 442 institutions, including 372 ashram hostels, 21 Eklavya Model Residential Schools, 21 Residential Schools, 2 Public Model Schools, 13 Sports Hostels, 7 College Hostels, and 6 Girls Multipurpose Hostel.
About 37 thousand boys and girls of the tribal community are studying and living in them.