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Meghalaya Cabinet adopts NCERT books, forms Education Recruitment Board, and renames Labor Department

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Shillong, Nov 16: Meghalaya Cabinet on Thursday made a crucial decision aimed at enhancing the education system in the state. The cabinet has decided to adopt NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) books for classes 1 to 10 in the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE).

This decision was also taken to ensure that local contents are based on culture, history, and uniquenes; and all these aspects should not be diluted. Also, that the education is at par with the national level and it will allow students to compete national level.

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that this (the adoption of NCERT books) was needed since a large number of textbooks was lengthy. He said that this will allow for concise textbooks to streamline and make students efficient.

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The Cabinet has decided to form Education Recruitment Board, this board will speed up the recruitment of 187 vacancies in the education dept. 11 member which will be headed by the additional chief secretary or the principal secretary of the education dept.

Meghalaya cabinet has decided to amend the Meghalaya fiscal responsibility and budget management act 2006.

“Based on the power reforms that we are taking there will be a 0.5% increase in the budget borrowing that is allowed,” mentioned Sangma.

The Cabinet has also made the decision to change the name of the Labor Department.

“The Labor Department is much broader than just simply looking at labor. It looks at other aspects of employment, and many aspects of skill development and hence we found it appropriate that the Labor Department’s name as well as their activities should be broadened,” said Sangma..

The Department of Labor will be renamed as Department of Labor, employment and skill development.

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