|Early Times Report|
SRINAGAR, Jan 22: Union Minister for Communications, Law & Justice, Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad today inaugurated an ‘All Women Post Office’ in Srinagar.
He was accompanied by Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, Secretary Posts, GoI, P.K Bisoi, Secretary Telecom, Anshu Prakash, Principal Secretary to LG, Bipul Pathak, CMD BSNL, P.K Purwa, DC Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary and CEO Youth Mission, Dr. Sayeed Abid Shah.
On the occasion, the Minister said that the Government of India is striving hard for the overall development and prosperity of the youth of J&K. “The initiative of opening of All Women Post Office is to encourage and empower the women of our country,” he added.
During the programme, the Minister stated that Circuit Bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal will be started soon in Srinagar, besides 350 lawyers of JK will become notary soon.
He also inaugurated parcel hub Srinagar which will be gateway for incoming and outgoing of parcels -a key milestone in a Post’s transformation from an old world of letters to new world of an e-commerce logistics.
While praising BSNL services in JK, Prasad said that BSNL is strategic asset of the country. He stressed upon the officials of BSNL to expedite the process of connecting 3,500 villages with the rest of the country. The Minister also launched the Annual Unlimited Voice Calling @1099 for J&K BSNL landline customers which provides free calling on every BSNL number.
He stressed that focus should be on the purity of data uploaded on UDISE.
The Secretary reiterated that the Administrative Officers of School Education Department should widely use the data from UDISE and analyse it for better planning and implementation of schemes.
State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha J&K, Dr Arun Manhas while addressing the participants stressed that UDISE+ is an online application for capturing school level data related to infrastructure, PTR, subject wise teacher details, toilets, playgrounds, ICT labs, Libraries, Laboratories and much more for deciding the Performance Indicators and to prepare better planning and execute the policies perfectly.
He stressed upon all the participants to acquire maximum skills and knowledge from this programme and disseminate the same to the ground level in order to achieve the set goals.
Chief Consultant TSG, Union Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD), Alka Mishra, Nodal Officer for Workshop, Peerzada Mushtaq Ahmad, members from TSG, MHRD besides State Coordinators Ravinder Jangral, Jagdeep Padha, Technical Coordinator Mehrish Goni, Programmers Sunita Fotedar, Vikas Khajuria and other senior officers from Directorate of Samagra Shiksha were present on the occasion.