ITANAGAR, 8 Jan
Outgoing Commissioner Education Niharika Rai on Friday said she regrets not finishing the policy and programmes which was to be undertaken in the Education department during her short assignment.
Speaking at her farewell party, organised by the Education Department here at a city hotel, Rai said she could not complete the task as she was overloaded with other departments works too.
She, however, advised the Education department to focus on the New Education Policy 2020 to bring a new high in the education system in the state.
She also offered her apologies if she had ever hurt somebody or any individual while discharging her duty as commissioner of education.
Speaking on the occasion, Education Minister TabaTedir appreciated her untiring efforts to improve the quality of education during her tenure as the education commissioner and hoped that she will work with the same spirit in future too.
He gave his best wishes to the outgoing officer for her new assignment.
The staff of the Education Department said they will miss the sincerity and dedication with which she used to work for the department.
MidoKamki, SPC Samagra Shiksha/ISSE gave the vote of thanks.
Director Mission Shiksha Sachin Rana, Director Higher Technical Education-cum-SPD RUSA AlikJongkui, Director Secondary Education Marken Kadu, Director Elementary Education OtemTayeng, Deputy State Project Director Samagra Shiksha/ISSE Neelam Tan, Deputy Director SCERT D Y Ringu, Nodal Officer Engineering Wing Er Gamar Karo, were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, the All Nyishi Students’ Union had demanded the transfer of Niharika Rai.
According to ANSU, education is one of the most important departments that has to be looked after by a burden-free officer whereas the incumbent commissioner of education mans at least six government departments including Women & Child Development (WCD) and Social Justice & Empowerment & Tribal Affairs (SJETA).