Agartala (Tripura) [India], Jan 12 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday said that his government is working for the improvement in various sectors including education following which Tripura is gradually transforming into a model state.
He said the state government took multiple steps like the introduction of NCERT syllabus to build the foundation for quality education.
"During the Left rule, there was no foundation in the education system here. The present government took several ambitious steps including the introduction of NCERT syllabus and centralized examination system to overcome the shortcomings in the education system," he said.
The Chief Minister was speaking at South District-level NSS Festival at Belonia Town Hall on Sunday. Meanwhile, he acknowledged Belonia's role in maintaining the rate of literacy and quality of education. "Belonia plays a vital role in the education system of the state," he said.
Deb expressed that people might raise the question regarding how Tripura would become a model state in just one year.
In this context, Deb stated that "To ensure quality education, the state government has implemented NCERT syllabus within only three months following which the Central Government now presents Tripura as a model in the country. It is one of the instances of Model Tripura."
He added that during the Left rule, there was not a single instance where the government had failed to get sufficient candidates for recruitment in any posts.
"The previous Left Front government used to decide in advance to who would provide government job--political party identity was the key parameter for recruitment. As a result, many of the existing stenographers who were recruited during the Left rule (now posted in Secretariat) even don't have proper typing skills-- in many cases the officers have to do typing," said Deb.
"But at present, the recruitment system has totally changed. We brought transparency in the recruitment process following which the present state government is facing a dearth of eligible candidates in most of the cases," he added citing the poor results of the last TET and Stenographers' selection process.
The Chief Minister further asserted that over 1.16 lakh candidates had appeared in TET but only around 1,200 could qualify the examination. Similarly, only 50 candidates could qualify for around 170 vacant posts of stenographers.
"The apathy of previous Left front government in not ensuring quality education remains the key reason behind such shocking results," Deb said adding that the state government is providing scholarships for meritorious SC, ST, OBC students to prepare for UPSC examinations, but because of lack of quality education, the results are not up to the expectation.
In the programme, the Chief Minister also highlighted the achievements of the state government in the past twenty months. He also visited a blood donation camp organized as part of the NSS festival and encouraged the donours.
The Chief Minister took part in other programmes -- the 132nd birth anniversary of Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra and in which he sought blessings for the welfare of the people of Tripura. (ANI)