The National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi has instituted National Awards for Innovation in Educational Administrations for District and Block Level Education Officers. The second award presentation function organized by NUEPA will be held on 10th December, 2015 at 14:00 in Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Auditorium, Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi. The National Awards will be presented to selected District and Block level education officers from different states and regions of the country by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani. Shri J. Veera Raghavan, Former Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development will preside over the function.
The main objective of the programme is to recognize innovative ideas and practices adopted by district and block level education officers for effective management of the educational administrative system at district and block levels, and ensuring institutional development and performance at school level. The educational officers at the field level are also an essential link between system level administration and institutional level management of education. Role of these officers is crucial in the process of implementation of policies programmes at the field level. Recognition of innovation is more likely to motivate the officers at the field level.
As a prelude to the National Award presentation function, a two – day National Conference on Innovation in Educational Administration, 9-10 December, 2015 is also being organized by NUEPA, with participation by about 200 district and block level education officers from across India. The focus of the conference will be on a host of awards. This will act as an ideal forum for learning and sharing of experiences.
Prof. Muchkund Dubey, President, Council for Social Development, and former Foreign Secretary to the Government of India will be the key note speaker at the conference (on 9th December).