MHRD launches first online programme of loyalty project
NCERT has completed the loyalty SRG training programme in 29 state and union territories at the state level. At present, training is going on in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar, while two states are yet to start.
New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday launched the first online programme of National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement (Nishtha) on a daily basis for 1,200 resource persons from Andhra Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nishank said: ‘In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, digitization of key positions like loyalty was also very important as we are moving towards a digital system in every way. NCERT has done a commendable job in this direction. Today we are introducing the online format of allegiance. In its online format, the lead resource person (key resource person) shall play a very important role. He shall act as mentor to the teachers.’
He said that training can be imparted in online format through various methods. Where it has written material, it will also have videos. In addition, a live session will be organized by National Resource Persons on the Self-Influence DTHTV channel. An interactive voice response system will be used to communicate with teachers, SRG and NRG members.
The flagship program of the Ministry of Human Resource Development is a national initiative for the development of teachers and school principals at the elementary level under full education, which was launched on August 21, 2019.
Loyalty SRG training programme in 29 states and union territories
NCERT has completed the loyalty SRG training programme in 29 states and union territories at the state level and test is currently underway in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar, while two states are yet to start. In addition, district level teacher training programs have been started in 23 states/union territories.
Keeping in mind the situation of covide, the online format has been changed through NCERT to provide training to the remaining 2,400,000 teachers and school heads.
In a face-to-face approach, National Resource Groups (NRG) and Key Resource Persons (KRPs) selected by the States / UTs provide first-level training to State Resource Persons. After this KRP and NRG provide training to teachers at the block level.
The content development of children will be taken care of through the formats developed under loyalty and, hence, it includes health welfare, personal social features, arts, initiatives in school education, subject related education, ICT in education, leadership skills, pre-school education, vocational education, etc. So far, nearly 23,000 Key Resource Person (KRP) and 17.5 lakh teachers and schools have benefited from loyalty.