Dr. Samoon reviews JK Education Investment Policy-2020
Jammu: Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, today chaired a meeting of senior officers of various departments to discuss and review the JK Education Investment Policy, 2020(JKEIP) at Civil Secretariat here.
Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education Department, Talat Parvez Rohella; Special Secretary, lndustries & Commerce, Tariq Ahmad Zargar; MD SIDCO, Mohammad Harun; MD SICOP, Atul Sharma; Special Secretary, PDD, Ravinder Sadhu besides senior officers of Revenue, Education, Finance and other allied departments were also present in the meeting.
Threadbare discussions were held on various components of EIP 2020 besides land required for establishing various educational hubs under education sector as per statutory rules.
It was also discussed that under EIP-2020 the structure of High tech Edu-city campus shall consist of reputed schools, colleges, Universities and Institutes like International Residential School, Digital Smart School, Engineering& Polytechnic College, Agriculture, Design & Town Planning College, Medical & Dental College, Law College, Tourism &Hospitality Development College and other institutes.
The meeting was informed that the Departments of Skill Development and Higher Education have received six proposals of almost 700 crores from both domestic and international investors.
It was further decided that the six proposals received by the SDD and HED should be publicized through print medium and new prospective investors should be encouraged to come forward and invest in J&K.
It was also decided in the meeting that Investments in the field of education should be the top priority of education related departments and no stone should be left unturned in achieving this goal. The Principal Secretary directed the officers of I&C Department that they should facilitate the prospective investors for land allotment.
The officers of SIDCO &SICOP were directed to give able assistance in this exercise and top priority should be given to under developed and remote areas for these investments in the field of education as it would give a flip to the rural economy of J&K.
The meeting also suggested that prospective investors should come forward and give presentations regarding their proposals besides a ceiling of 200 kanals should be fixed in case of establishing universities and 21 kanals in case of Colleges.
It was also suggested in the meeting that I&C Department should ensure single window clearance mechanism for three SDD, HED and SED Departments besides focus should be on Gap analysis by the three departments in order to have a clearer picture on the issues involved.