Governor cum Chancellor of Universities in State Draupadi Murmu said on Saturday that the Department of Higher and Technical Education and Skill Development alongwith State run universities should be serious about ensuring timely pension payment to the retired teachers. She said that it has come to the knowledge from different sources that some retired teachers’ pension has not been finalized even after years of their retirement and asked to solve the matters at the earliest.
Holding a review meeting of the Department of Higher and Technical Education and Skill Development here on Saturday the Governor instructed the officials that they should complete the process of affiliation of engineering colleges set up in Dumka and other places so that the students could take up their exams in set time. It was said in the meeting that the matter will be put up in the Cabinet meeting soon and approval will be taken.
The Governor also reviewed the process of promotion of tribal languages teachers and asked to provide Central University Jharkhand sufficient land. She instructed to set up Degree College in Urimari and Potka areas. The department Secretary said on the occasion that a land piece has been marked at Badkagaon and the Government plans to set up degree colleges in each Assembly segment. The Governor also instructed to fasten the process of establishing women’s university and focus on creating posts there.
During the meeting the Governor also asked to create post of Fianance Officer at Binod Bihari Mahto Koylanchal University. Discussing the creation of Tribal University in the State, she said that Bahragora would be the appropriate place for the purpose as it is closer to both Odisha and West Bengal. The Chancellor also asked to fix a minimum teaching duration for guest teachers in universities so that the teachers can get honourable remuneration. She also talked about full-fledged working of chancellor portal from next session.
Secretary of Higher and technical Education and Skill Development department Shailesh Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary to Governor Satendra Singh, Vice Chancellor of SKMU Dr MP Sinha, Director Higher Education Shailesh Kumar Chaurasiya, Director Technical Education, Arun Kumar alongwith several other officers were present on the occasion.