Pradhan requests Naveen for implementation of PM Shri scheme in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (Bureau) Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday requested Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to direct concerned officers to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL) for opening of schools in the state under PM Shri scheme.Pradhan said the PM Shri Scheme was launched on September 7, 2022 with an aim to establish 14,500 schools across the country. The schools will display all components of the National Education Policy 2020. He said the schools will provide high quality education in an equitable inclusive and joyful school environment.

The Union Minister said all states and Union territories were asked to sign MoU with DoSEL for the implementation of the scheme. Till now most of the states and Union territories had signed the MoU and the first phase selection of schools have been completed. The first phase of installment has been released for the implementation of the scheme and the second phase selections of schools is in progress. But despite several letters written to Odisha in this regard, the state is yet to sign the MoU, he said and requested the Chief Minister to direct the officials to sign the MoU.