HRD Ministry directs teachers, principals to ensure registration of their aadhaar cards

Principals, vice-principals and teachers have been asked by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development to make sure that they have registered their Aadhaar card number in the U-DISE (Unified District Information System for Education). It contains all official data related to school education in the country. As per Indian Express report, a circular was sent from the office of the Universal Elementary Education to schools on October 9, asking all heads of government, private and municipal schools to ensure that Aadhaar numbers of staff are entered in the system by October…

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HRD Ministry may ask CBSE to stop printing books, complaints received

The HRD Ministry may very soon ask the CBSE to stop printing textbooks after holding a review meeting. Sources reported that the ministry has raised concern over the fact as to why an examination conducting body is publishing textbooks. CBSE may soon stop printing books The HRD Ministry may very soon ask the CBSE to stop printing textbooks after holding a review meeting. The decision may be taken following complaints against quality of books published by the Board as well as their non-availability. A senior HRD ministry official said complaints…

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In Report to PMO, Home Ministry Counters BSF Jawan’s Food Complaint

New Delhi: The Home Ministry has in a report to the Prime Minister’s Office on said it has found no substance in a complaint by a BSF jawan that poor quality rations were given to security personnel posted along the border, asserting “there was no widespread discontent” in constabulary over food. In the report, the Home Ministry conveyed to the PMO that there was no shortage of rations at any post in paramilitary forces and quality check is being conducted regularly. A video by BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav complaining…

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HRD Ministry for cashless transaction in IITs, varsities,higher education

The HRD ministry is planning to encourage cashless transactions in higher educational institutions. Sources said that there is a thinking in the ministry that bodies like IITs and Central varsities should go cashless in their transactions. Earlier, in a bid to provide relief to people, ministry has advised educational institutions associated with it to not insist on draft and pay orders for payments but accept electronic transactions like RTGS, NEFT or cheques. According to sources, the ministry has also said that all educational institutions should prepare a roadmap for transition…

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HRD ministry may replace TSR Subramanian-led committee for new education policy

NEW DELHI: The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry plans to constitute a new committee for formulating the new education policy and it is likely to be headed by an educationist, a senior ministry official said — an indication that the TSR Subramanian-led committee, constituted to propose and draft the new education policy by former HRD minister Smriti Irani, would be replaced. The senior official indicated that the decision on formation of the new committee will be announced after November 10. The new committee will prepare the final draft of…

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Home Ministry To Deploy Extra Forces In Jammu And Kashmir, Says Jitendra Singh

JAMMU:  Expressing concern over spillover of unrest to certain parts of Jammu region, Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said the Home Ministry will deploy additional forces to contain the situation. “This is a matter of concern. There is unrest in the Valley for the last four weeks with the last 2-3 days we saw disturbance happening in this part of the state, including Kishtwar, which has remain sensitive all along,” Union Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh said. “We have brought it to the notice of Home Minister…

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HRD ministry approves common counselling for IISERs with IITs

  NEW DELHI: The HRD ministry on Thursday allowed common counselling from next year for admission to seven Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISERs) along with IITs and NITs. IITs/NITs introduced common counselling last year. Though IISERs were keen for common counselling from this year, the ministry said it should not be rushed. “We advised caution. It is a good idea. Common counselling has found support among students,” a highly placed source said after the day-long meeting of the standing committee of IISERs. There are 1,120 seats in…

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