Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal declared on Feb 25 that students of classes 6 to 12 will be provided free textbooks under some new policies. The statement was later tweeted by the Union Ministry of Education on its official Twitter handle. Pokhriyal confirmed the news when he heeded the meeting of the executive committee of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) on Thursday, February 25.
Ministry of Education tweet
In yesterday’s meeting, the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti communicated several issues and policies considering education. Aside from Ramesh Pokhriyal, the union minister for education, Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre also gathered the meeting. The Union Ministry’s tweets reveal that several topics were discussed in yesterday’s meeting, one of them being the ministry’s decision to provide class 6 to 12 students with free textbooks, and free tablets from Class 9 onwards. The Ministry of Education tweeted about the same later.
Special recruitment drive to be held for the northeast region
During the meeting, the key communicating point of the NVS was a special recruitment drive to be performed for the northeast regions and the Himalayan and Jammu and Kashmir regions. The Ministry of education took to Twitter to talk about the enactment of a new transfer policy from next year, and the revision of recruitment rules for the engineering cadre. In a statement on Twitter, the Education Ministry wrote, Minister of Education, Dr RP Nishank chaired the 40th meeting of the executive committee of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. Key discussion points – A special recruitment drive for North East, Himalayan regions & J&K. Tablets will be provided to students of class 9 onwards.
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