11 December 2019
Bhubaneswar: An MoA between QCI and Govt of Odisha was signed on December 4 this year with an objective to bring all 180 hostels of Keonjhar district attached to residential schools of SSD Department to a uniform standard along with ISO certification.
In pursuance of the same, a two-days Training of Trainers for capacity building was organised by Department along with QCI on Tuesday and Wednesday at SCSTRTI in the city.
Complete parametric framework was explained to the participants. They were guided to make self-assessment and find gaps. The Master trainers will be tagged to hostels as per the micro plan developed during the workshop to oversee/handhold the assessment process.
Principal Secretary, Ranjana Chopra addressed the participants and emphasised on the standardisation of processes. She said that already processes are in place and it needs streamlining in terms of hardware related to infrastructure and software related to documents.
Subsequently, there will be action points at the state, district and school level. She stressed the Master Trainers will play a key role in the identification of gaps. Director (ST), Sachin Ramchandra Jadhav emphasised on rules, regulations, office orders and also on their compliance & adherence.
Manish Kumar, CEO, highlighted the role of QCI NABET and QCI field officers in achieving the standards of delivery. He assured full support in self-evaluation, gap analysis, remedial techniques in order to prepare hostels for ISO Certification. He also lauded the proactiveness of Deptt for taking up the issue on a mission mode.
This model, though a pilot, is likely to be extrapolated to the entire 6,500 hostels by SSD Deptt for minimum standards of delivery. Special Secy and Director SCSTRTI, Prof AB Ota stressed on the importance of parameters as identified in the framework.