Big change:Babus, not academicians, to oversee education in Punjab

The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has decided to make structural changes in its set-up, by appointing bureaucrats instead of academicians in top positions.

The decision was taken in a meeting of the board held on Friday.

Until now, academicians were appointed in the administrative posts such as secretary. Now, the government will appoint IAS and PCS officers. At present, Janak Raj Mehrok is holding the position of secretary in the PSEB.

Among other decisions, the board has finally chosen to hand over the eleven Adarsh Schools under it to the government, would “bear their complete liability”.

The decision was taken in a meeting of the board held here on Friday.

Sources said the board ends up spending around Rs 35 crore on Adarsh Schools, which earned a revenue of Rs 1.5 crore only. The eleven adarsh schools under the board are located in five districts of Bathinda, Muktsar, Faridkot, Amritsar and Nawanshahr.

Meanwhile, the board has decided not to publish books for optional or additional subjects. The syllabus material of these books will be uploaded online for the students.

The board will make the art and craft classrooms in all schools, which were earlier supposed to be made under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).

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