Chandigarh November 3: Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal has directed all the Deputy Commissioners in the State to make adequate arrangements to ensure free, fair and peaceful conduct of Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET)-2015 scheduled to be held on November 14 and 15, 2015.
These directions were given during a video conferencing here today regarding the preparedness for the successful conduct of HTET-2015. As many as 625 centres have been set up in the State for conducting the examination out of which 568 centres are for pen based exam while 57 are for computer based exam. It was the first time that Computer based centres has been set up in the State.
Directing the DCs to take HTET as a challenge, the Chief Minister said that total 4.61 lakh students in the State are appearing in this examination including 1.44 lakh for JBT, 1.81 lakh for TGT and 1.37 lakh for PGT. He said that this year, the State government has also decided to hold this examination in those eight districts also namely Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Jind, Mewat, Palwal, Sirsa and Mahindergarh where the examination was not being held during the previous government . This decision would facilitate the candidate especially women candidates who have all been allotted centres in their home districts.
He directed the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police to make foolproof system in their respective districts for the free and fair conduct of examinations and complete all arrangements byNovember 12 and also remove shortcomings, if any. Special precautions should be taken near the strong room where the examination paper would be kept and adequate arrangements should be made to avert any possibility of its leakage.
The Chief Minister said that Section 144 of Indian Penal Code be imposed around all the examination centres in all the districts as preventive measure till the completion of examination. He directed the Deputy Commissioners to make necessary arrangement for temporary connection of three land line phones including one exclusively for incoming call in those examination centres which don’t have the facility of telephone. Besides, he also directed them to ensure that no outsider enter into the examination centre. ‘We want to improve the standard of education in the State and strive to become a role model by ensuring a free and fair examination system for judging teachers’ eligibility’, he added.
He said that the state government has introduced monthly test system in the State with a view to bring about a positive change in the education system. He directed the Deputy Commissioners to ensure the proper implementation of Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP) in their concerned districts so as to strengthen the base of children.
In the meeting, the Chief Minister also directed to ensure effective implementation of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Programme and asked them to ensure strict implementation of PNDT and MTP Act for this purpose. He said that the State government is committed to root out this social evil at any cost. He also directed the DCs to ensure maximum Aadhaar enrollment in their respective districts and complete the target of setting up 2500 Common Service Centres by December 25, 2015. He said that besides setting up CSCs, it should also be ensured that the people get the delivery of services. He said that target of uploading accounts of beneficiaries of various social security pensions should be completed in a mission mode and also ensure their Aadhaar seeding later on. He said that on Haryana Day on November 1, he has announced that Social Welfare Department would set up its offices at Sub Divisional Level so that the beneficiaries need not to go to district headquarters to get themselves enrolled under various social security pensions.
Haryana Education Minister Mr Ram Bilas Sharma said that the private school associations in the State have assured their full support to the State government in conducting this examination.
Chief Secretary Mr D.S Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, Special Principal Secretary Mr R.K Khullar, Additional Principal Secretary Mr Rakesh Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education department Mrs Keshni Anand Arora, Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Mr Vijai Vardhan, Additional Chief Secretary Home Mr P.K Mahapatra, OSD Mr Vijay Sharma and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.