365Telugu.com Online News, Amaravati, November 7th, 2022: State Social Welfare Minister Merugu Nagarjuna has directed the authorities to take immediate steps to introduce science courses in place of MEC, which is not in high demand from students in SC Gurukulal Intermediate.
The officials were advised to ensure that new courses are started from the next academic year in Gurukuls. In a meeting held at the Secretariat on Monday on the activities of BR Ambedkar Gurukuls, Nagarjuna reviewed all aspects and issued orders to the officials. Speaking on this occasion, Nagarjuna said that out of total 1.17 lakh seats in Gurukuls, 1.09 lakh seats have been filled up. He said that most of the vacant seats are intermediate seats.
He said that the students competing for the MPC and BIPP science seats in Inter did not come forward to join the MEC seats, so the seats are left vacant. It is in this context that the officials were advised to introduce MPC and BIPC seats, which are highly desired by the students, instead of MEC courses. He ordered to take steps to start new courses from the next academic year.
He asked to make available courses like medical lab technician which gives job guarantee to the students in the district centers. Nagarjuna also directed the officials to ensure that the principals and DCOs pay attention to the policies currently being implemented to further improve the education standards in SC Gurukuls and to take action against the principals and DCOs who behave irresponsibly in this regard.
It is in this context that it is suggested to pay special attention to Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Chittoor and Anantapur districts. It is suggested to bring a scheme of giving incentive prizes at the class level to the students who study well and score good marks.
Explaining that 181Gurukuls have their own buildings out of 189 Gurukuls across the state, while the constructions of the remaining 8 Gurukuls are in various stages, Nagarjuna directed the officials to complete the construction of new buildings as soon as possible and to take up the construction of 13 more dilapidated buildings in the state next year.
Regarding the social welfare department, there are gurukulas, hostels, complexes belonging to SC Corporation and buildings belonging to Lidcap, and a special engineering department is required to supervise the construction programs and maintenance of these.
He asked the Principal Secretary to look into the matter and take action. Nagarjuna directed the officials to take steps to fill SC ST backlog posts, caretakers and librarian vacancies in Gurukuls. He asked that the issue of revising the salaries of part-time teachers working in Gurukuls should be brought up in the upcoming BoG meeting and resolved. The minister also reviewed and made suggestions on the health protection of students in gurukuls, special drive for campus cleaning etc.