Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’: Contributions to e-Governance in Education

Hon’ble Minister for Human Resource Development, Government of India

Narendra Modi Government seeks to transform the education system in a bid to achieve the vision of New India. The crucial task to spearhead this transformation has been put on the shoulders of Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.

In a short span, Pokhriyal has laid a solid base to lead this transformation. He has pushed for extensive use of e-Governance in education. The initiatives include online Teacher-Pupil registration system to enable online certification of teacher education courses. Project Shagun introduced by him seeks to create a junction—a digital repository—for all online portals and websites relating to all activities of the Department of School Education and Literacy, states and Union Territories.

UDISE+ captures timely, real-time and accurate data to enable effective planning and decision-making covering 1.5 million schools, 8.5 million teachers and 250 million children. Performance Grading Index (PGI) is another transformative measure to provide insights on the status of school education and assess learning outcomes. Pre-vocational curriculum takes care of primary level education to make the future generation job ready.

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