Imphal: Education Minister S Rajen Singh has said that new work orders will be allotted in place of the existing orders if any ongoing work concerning education department is found to be sub-standard. Work orders will also be cancelled if the construction works is not making any progress, he added.
Minister was speaking to media during an inspection visit at colleges in Imphal West. He said that construction and other works of the education department should be completed in time. In order to create a favourable academic atmosphere, completion of the entire infrastructure being taken up is necessary. Concerned departmental staff including the engineering officials has also been instructed to keep vigil on the ongoing works of the education department.
Minister Rajen informed that show-cause notice will be served to those contractors who fail to accomplish their works within the prescribed time frame. He said that considering the future of the students, contractors should be proactive in their works. He also assured to provide necessary infrastructures of government colleges on a priority basis.
He said that as an exercise for smooth conduct of classes, surprise visit to colleges will continue for the remaining districts also. Strict compliance to the SOPs issued by the education department is to be maintained. Minister also appealed the teachers, guardians, students and other civil organisations to cooperate with the new initiative of the government on the reopening of educational institutions in the state.
During his visit at GP Women’s College, Minister Rajen checked the attendance register of the teachers. He warned that necessary action will be taken against absentee staff. He visited classrooms and interacted with the students of DM College of Arts. He also inspected the ongoing work of the construction of DMU, Administrative Block.
Minister Rajen appreciated the school staff, students, guardians, officials of the education department for their willingness and cooperation on the resumption of educational institutions. Later he visited ZEO Office, Imphal West, Sinam Nodia Govt Jr High School, Thangmeiband, Laijing Ningthou Govt Upper Primary School, Thangmeiband. During his visit at Thanmeiband, the Minister was joined by MLA, Thangmeiband Constituency, Kh Joykishan Singh.
Commissioner Hr & Tech Education, M Harekrishna, IAS. Registrar, Danamajuri University, Dr Nivedita Lairenlakpam, officials of Education Engineering Wing and others were also present during the visit.