Thursday, February 7, 2019

From School Teacher to Educational Administrator

Dr. S. Ganesan
Regional Director, IGNOU
 It is a well known fact that by acquiring / qualifying B.Ed., degree, one can become school teacher. But, what is next?  The teacher is always expected to be a learner, through life-long continuing education. The upward movement of school teacher towards management positions is one of the preferred carrier paths. Moving up in the carrier ladder needs certain special qualities, such as: mastery in subjects, specializations, super-specializations, research etc. The level jump requires certain additional qualification(s) in the field of education. People respect their head, when he/she posses extra-qualifications as compared to others. The supervisor/executive must be in high position to command his/her subordinations; the positional elevation is possible through acquiring additional qualifications in the field (besides experience/seniority).
School Teacher
Teacher Educator
M.A. Education
Educational Administrator/
Educational Officer/Principal
P.G. Diploma in Educational Technology/Higher Education/Adult Education/School Leadership and Management
Educational Specialist
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management/ MBA- in Human Resource  Management
Human Resource Manager at Educational Institute
Certificate in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics/ English/Guidance
Primary Teacher –cum - Specialist
Diploma in Early Child Education
To start crèche (self-employment )

We all know that the higher cadres are converging at management namely- ‘lower level management’, ‘middle level management’, and ‘top level management’.  Being so, managing men, in other words, the Human Resource Management is inseparable part of any management system. The skill of managing men (and women) is harnessed through MBA-Human Resource (or) PG Diploma in Human Resource Management Studies. But, we see only few number of administrators, in Educational Management at school level, with Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management/MBA- Human Resource Management. Thus, a bright scope is available for school teachers with Human Resource Management Specialization for school management cadres.

The combinations of academic qualification(s) such as –M.A., B.Ed, M.B.A. (HR) will place Assistant Education Officer (AEO) with high respect among school teachers population. Similarly, the combination- B.Sc, B.Ed.,  MA-Education (or) MA, B.Ed, PG Diploma in School Leadership Management are preferred for school Head Master position. The educational qualification-Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology for a Computer Science subject teacher will place him/her in limelight  in zonal level. He/she will be preferred person for presentation in All India Radio or Doordarshan Kendra, due to his/her specialization diploma.

M.A. Education
Teaching of School Subjects
Teacher Education
General Education and Special Branches
Specialization in one of Educational field/area
72 credits
60 credits
68 credits
32 credits
2  years
2 years
2 years
One year
Pedagogy of Science
/Social Science/ English/
Evaluation & Education/
Guidance & Counselling
Higher Education/
Adult Education/
Distance Education/
Educational Technology/
Educational Management

Educational Technology/
Higher Education/
Adult Education/
School Leadership & Management/
Distance Education /
Human Resource Management/
Educational management and Administration
Pre-Primary Education
To study M.Ed and further
Leads to research study in Education
Leads to research in Educational Field
Research for deep knowledge and super-specialization
11 papers
8 papers
12 papers
6 papers
A sociology subject teacher with certificate in NGO Management will be a right choice for collaborative schemes with NGOs, at school level. To fit-in you in a desirable slot, the acquired academic qualifications facilitate in long-term. Thus, aligning one’s qualifications for higher position/higher portfolio/higher responsibilities etc. is need of the hour. Play your trump card, at right place at right time, will fetch educational manager positions easily. Imagine a school teacher having qualifications like-                  MA-Education, M.A. (Sociology), M.A. (Anthropology), B.Ed;   (or) MA-Education, B.Ed, Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology, PG Diploma in Higher Education, will be looked TALL among the group(s). The respect and reorganization among peer-group is another indirect benefit of enhanced (specialization) qualifications. Equipping for future higher positions, at young age, is one of the wise decisions for school teachers. You want to remain a simple school teacher forever? Or will excel to reach school management team, as part of team member or leader? The choice is yours; options are many in Open and Distance Learning System for your successful carrier growth and development.
(The author is Regional Director of IGNOU, Regional Centre, Port Blair and can be reached at (M-8900936718)

A Book ‘History of Great Nicobar Island - The Ascent’ by TS Pabla, launched

TMI Correspondent
Port Blair, Feb 06: The Principal, Tagore Govt. College of Education, Dr. J.D. Singh has launched a book 'History of Great Nicobar Island - The Ascent', written by Tara Singh Pabla (Retd), PGT History, today evening in Conference Hall of TSG Emerald View, Port Blair.
Shri Mohd. Jadwet, former President of Andaman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and D. Saigal (Retd) DSP were also present at the book launch function. 
In his address, Dr. J.D. Singh congratulated the author and lauded him for coming out with an immensely informative book by painstaking efforts. His contribution towards the development of Great Nicobar will always be remembered. He also urged the citizens of our islands to preserve the history of our islands to pass on the essence of life to coming generation. 
Speaking on the occasion, the author, Tara Singh Pabla, said, "This book is all about the incredible last point of India, Great Nicobar. The ex-servicemen from Punjab were the first to inhabit Great Nicobar Island on 23.4.1969. This paved the way for people from other states to settle in Great Nicobar Island. Their struggle and sacrifice in developing this island, braving the extreme weather conditions and inadequate medical facilities brought Great Nicobar Island into limelight. The dedication, struggle and sacrifice made by all Ex- servicemen of Great Nicobar Island are beyond comparison which put the Island on the path of progress. This encouraged me to write about induction of Ex-servicemen settlers to Great Nicobar Island." Tara Singh Pabla has dedicated his book to all young and elder and those who struggled and devoted their lives for the development of Great Nicobar Island.
Andaman events (Island's Entertainment & Marcom) and ATz Andaman Hospitality (Destination Tourism) are the launch and marketing partners of the book 'History of Great Nicobar Island - The Ascent' written by Tara Singh Pabla.

Sanitation workers’ protest in front of DHS

TMI Bureau
Port Blair, Feb 06: The Sanitation workers to Health Department, who have recently been removed from jobs by the private outsourcing company since Feb 04, 2019 being staged protest in front of Health Department demanding their EPF amount of last eight years and direct re-engagement in Health Department.
As per sources, in the first week of January, the outsourcing agency for providing Sanitation Workers to Health Department reportedly removed around 102 Sanitation Workers, most of whom, were working in hospital since last many years and they were also hails from financial backward families.
Workers alleged that earlier many outsourcing agencies had taken contract to provide Sanitation workers to the G B Pant hospital but never such incident came to the light.
Many alleged that there are workers who had been rendering services for the past 8 years still they did not registered under EPF, consequently even after removal from job we are unable to get EPF benefits from the company.
Mr. Sanjay Meshak, MP candidate of AAP in Andaman for coming Lok Sabha Election, in his response, said not paying EPF to employees is a crime and it seems there is a massive scandal with EPF payment of these employees. Mr. Sanjay Meshak demanded a thorough inquiry in this regard. "The DHS must remove the system of appointing a middle man in appointment of sanitation workers. This outsourcing system must be stopped," he added.

Citizens Corner 07/02/2019

* The JEs and AEs in local administration as well as in Defence Sector seem indulged in corruption up to that extent, as if they doesn't get salaries from their respective departments. Despite of setting a digital transparent mechanism in dealing with bills, the illegal graft continues.

* The Airtel's 4G claims are come down after increase in its subscribers. Now Airtel stops conversion of previous SIMs to 4G, due to worse on basic phone calls and SMSs effect. Public are still in search of satisfactory data network.

* Don't know the exact reasons behind, but some recruitments and its process of filling posts in the administration is concluding with strikes and agitations these days. And some results delayed to unbearable time for reasons best known to administration.

* "I am the best", is become a common saying for all politicians and for their parties these days to win the vote, they will also do the, said and unsaid pending works for public to set up government. Citizens should be very careful while choosing candidates, because there is a difference between oral assurance and written statement.

* TV channels are making holes on citizens' pockets, as housewives and senior citizens use to be at homes are well addicted to the unending TV serials and repeated movies in TV channels. Surprisingly, the TV serials zone and movie channels zone are found highest rates in ACN’s subscription list to subscribe. Consequently, the system of choosing channels have becomes a tough deal for subscribers.

Note: This disclaimer informs readers that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the above text is purely based on citizens' voice, and the TMI is not liable for any content in the Citizens Corner. 

LG called on UHM

Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) Hon'ble Lt Governor, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency (IDA) called on Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon'ble Union Home Minister on 01.02.2019 at New Delhi and discussed progress of the ongoing IDA steered infrastructure projects in A&N Islands and those to be taken up in next phases with the support of NITI Aayog.

Chairperson, Committee on Estimates Haryana Vidhan Sabha, alongwith other MLAs called on LG

Smti Premlata, Chairperson, Committee on Estimates Haryana Vidhan Sabha, alongwith other MLAs, on visit to the Islands, called on Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon'ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency on Jan 04, 2019. Ongoing tourism and infrastructure projects steered through IDA with support of NITI Aayog were discussed.

45 IFS probationers visited ASI museum Port Blair

Port Blair, Feb 06: 45 Indian Forest Service (IFS) Probationers of 2017-19 (Group-A) visited Anthropological Museum on 03-02-2019 as part of their training programme. The officers were given an oral presentation about the Tribal and Forest, they have also been explained different tribal issues like tribal unrest due to Forest Act, Tribal's dependence on the Forest, the potentialities of tribals in understanding the animal's behavior, their knowledge of herbal medicine and other useful plant in the forest etc, which are very common various parts of our country.
Dr. Nilanjan, Head of Office, Anthropological Survey of India explained very categorically how these tribal people are important to protect the forest from time immemorial and their role as forest labour in various parts of the country. The role of Andaman and Nicobar tribes in preserving the forest is also immense. They require minimum wooden logs for their house which are very simple (by showing the tribal hut in the Anthropological museum)
The IFS officers expressed their views by extending the thankfulness to the officers of AnSI, by saying that these interaction will help them while discharging their duties in various occasions in future.

BSNL Jobs Recruitment 2019 JTO 198 Posts

Post and Vacancies : Junior Telecom Officer - 198
Job Location: Across India
Qualification: Applicant must possess the educational qualifications: BE/BTech. or equivalent in Civil Engineering for JTO(Civil) & in Electrical Engineering for JTO(Electrical) from a recognized Institution/University AND are required to appear in GATE exam 2019, opting one paper from selected two disciplines of GATE paper codes i.e. Electrical(EE) & Civil(CE
Age Limit: For Gen/ UR Candidates: 18 to 30 years as on the last date of receipt
Relaxation (in Upper age limit):
05 years for SC/ST candidates
03 years for OBC candidates
Application Fee: Gen/ OBC - Rs. 1000
SC/ ST/ Ex-Servicemen - Rs. 500
Selection Process: On the basis of Written Exam and Interview.
How to Apply: Before applying to Online Applicants have valid email & Scanned copies of photo, signature.
Candidates log on to 
Go to "Jobs" & Select the desired post.
Important Dates: Starting Date to Apply Online - 11 Feb 2019 and Closing Date to Apply Online - 12 Mar 2019

Exhibition & mock drill held at St. Mary's

Port Blair, Feb 06: The Exhibition and Mock Drill exercise conducted by Disaster Management on Jan 31, 2019 at St. Mary's Sr. Sec. School, Bathu Basti under AMRUT City (Port Blair) to generate adequate and appropriate awareness amongst the school children on the basics of disaster management as per the initiative of the National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi.
The Mock drill was successfully conducted under the supervision of officers from the departments of Disaster Management, Health, Fire & National Disaster Responses Force (NDRF). The drill started with issuing of warning alarm and all students, teachers & staffs were carried out "DUCK-COVER and HOLD" positions for few minutes in their respective classes for earthquake safety and then safely evacuated and assembled at identified safer places. Subsequently attendance were taken by the teachers and informed the details of missing students to the Principal and then SAR team activated and rescued the missing/ injured students using Search & Rescue techniques from the classes and provided medical first aid by MFR Teams. The efficacy and readiness of School Disaster Response System was checked and monitored by the officers present.
Shri Gyan Singh, Asst. Director (Logistics), Shri Deen Mohammed, Safety Officer, Dr. Vazeem Iqbal, Consultant, DDM, Dr. Shankar, DHS and Shri Ravi Ranjan SI, NDRF were appreciated the efforts of the Managers, Principals, teachers, students and other staffs of the said school for their actively participation and followed the steps of mock drill. They also elaborated the importance of mock drill practices to improve disaster preparedness and capacity building of school community.
Disaster Management Exhibition was also organized in the school which was inaugurated by Smti Achamma Kuriokose, Principal of the above school wherein displayed exhibits i.e. IEC materials, SAR Equipment, Fire Extinguishers, MFR Kits. The exhibits were also briefed to the students by the Officials of DM, DHS, Fire & NDRF Team.

Dharna at CHC Bambooflat by Mahila Congress

Port Blair, Feb 06: The Mahila Block Congress Committee and Block Congress Committee, Bambooflat staged  a peaceful dharna on Feb 04, 2019 in front of Community Health Centre (CHC) Bambooflat to voice their resentment against the worsening healthcare facilities at CHC Bambooflat.
The protesters demanded regular supply of medicines, posting of technical staff for Operation Theatre & ECG, scheduled visit of Specialty & Super Specialty Doctors, setting up of Dialysis Unit with  requisite professionals, posting of regular Gynaecologist, provision  of new Ambulance, Waiting shed for Mortuary, Ramp for Special Ward and Children Ward located at first floor at the earliest in the larger interest of  improved healthcare facilities.
Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, President, ANTCC, V.K. Mariyam Bibi, Working President A&N Islands Mahila Congress, Ratna Kannan, Vice President, Andaman DCC,  V.K.Aziz, TCC member, John Robert, State Youth Congress President, Gyan Prakash Krishna,  Ali Haji,   Ambujam,  Sadaqat,  O. Abdul Aziz, other senior leaders of the Party, PRI members and local residents in large number participated the dharna.

Entries invited for 'Photograph Exhibition cum Competition'

Port Blair, Feb 06: The Department of Art & Culture will organize a month long 'Photography Exhibition cum Competition' on the theme "Happy Faces/Festival Times" in the Art Gallery and Studio located at Gandhi Park, Port Blair from Feb 20, 2019.
Interested Artists /Photographers may submit their photographs on or before Feb 16, 2019 at Kala Kendra C/o Directorate of Art & Culture, Cellular Jail Complex, Port Blair. More information can be obtained from phone no. 9434267269.

'Poet's Meet' on March 2

Port Blair, Feb 06: The Department of Art & Culture in collaboration with Kala Kendra Society will be conducting a "Poet's Meet" on 2nd March 2019 at Andaman Club at 10.00 AM. Poets with their self composed poems in Hindi, English, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Nicobarese language can participate in the 'Poets Meet'. This meet is open to all the age group categorized as (i) below 18 yrs, (ii) 19 yrs to 35 yrs & (iii) 36 yrs and above. No unsavory and slandering creations will be entertained. Interested individuals may apply to the Director (Art & Culture), Cellular Jail Complex on or before 20.02.2019. For more information phone No. 9434263366 may be contacted.

Andaman Marathon by ACCI concludes

Port Blair, Feb 06: The Member of Parliament,  Bishnu Pada Ray on Feb 03, 2019 flagged off the much awaited mega event Thomas Cook Andaman Marathon from the Cellular Jail amidst fanfare. Ray later gave away prizes to the winners of the Andaman Marathon as the chief guest in the prize distribution ceremony held at the Netaji Stadium.
More than 1600 participants from both Island and mainland participated in the 'Thomas Cook Andaman Marathon'-2019 and the total prize for the event was Rs.8.7 lakh.

‘Manipulation in the proposed list of candidates for Malaria/ Filaria Inspector’ allege citizens

TMI Bureau
Port Blair, Feb 06: The Deputy Director (Malaria), Directorate of Health Services has circulated a memo on 29/01/2019 among the probable workers for appearing before the Interview Board at 3.00 pm on 13/01/2019, under the zone of consideration for promotion to the post of Malaria Inspector, and list of 9 names i.e. Karunanithi (Insect Collector), Nabore (Surveillance Worker), Robert (SW), Krsihna Das (SW), Sabbir Mehmood (SW), T.A. Hunais  (SW), N. Abdul Gafoor (SW), R. Sekhar (SW), and P. Zubair (SW) were proposed for the same in that memo, but some proposed names in the year 2017 was removed, reasons best known the Directorate of Health.
The names of 6 who are already in 2017 proposed list were removed from the latest one are Gauranga Biswas (Insect Collector), Amjad Khan (SW), Prem Kumar (SW), Shabir Mehmood (SW), Raghu Ram (SW), Dipankar Das (SW).
As per reliable sources, it is come to the notice that, the workers will have to face ten questions and if any answered four correct out of ten will be declared as selected for promotion or elevated to the post of Malaria Inspector by the interview board. The educational qualification for the post of Malaria/ Filaria Inspector as per RR 04/06/2013 is 12 pass with Science Stream from recognized board/ institute is essential, and degree from any recognized university/ college is desirable.
In case of recruitment by promotion/ deputation/ absorption, grades from which promotion, deputation/ absorption is to be made, as per Ministry of DoPT, New Delhi Office Memorandum issued on 09/10/2015 and again on 13/04/2017 says that the interview for junior level post has remain discontinued for any mode of appointment i.e. Promotion, Deputation, Direct Recruitment etc. up to the level of Group B.
But, as per Extraordinary Amendment Notification of A&N Administration dated 03/12/2015 made by the Lieutenant Governor (Administrator), A&N Islands to the A&N Administration (Group 'C' Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial) post of "Malaria/ Filaria Inspector" in the Directorate of Health Services, RR - 2013.
Accordingly, from amongst Insect Collector in the PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 plus Grade Pay of Rs.1900 with 8 (Eight) years regular service in the grade working in the NVBDCP, failing which; from amongst Surveillance Workers in the PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 plus Grade Pay of Rs.1800 having 11 (Eleven) years regular service in the grade working in the NVBDCP, and in note it is further says, the Insect Collector/ Surveillance Worker should have 10th pass certificate for consideration for promotion.
However, prominent citizens says, it looks like manipulation in the RR which hints an absolute unlawful and unjust especially in the wake of Government of India's stand for rooting out the corruption by any means in the offices of Government of India.
The State President, All India Hindustan Congress Party in his letter to the Chief Secretary on 12/12/2018 also requested to take cognizance suitably and direct the concerned authority to re-examine RRs of MI/FI and necessary amendment.
Hence, people demands a review in selection process of Insect Inspector/ Surveillance Worker for the post of Malaria/ Filaria Inspector by DPC and hold the interview of 13/01/2019.