Tribal Affairs Department (TAD) of J&K has granted a series of reforms for the tribal hostels across Jammu and Kashmir with an intention to offer state-of-the art educational facilities to tribal students and concentrate on outcome based quality education and skilling.
In a meeting of UT level committee, headed by Secretary, TAD, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, these major reforms were approved. Also, the committee has granted number of measures and schemes being introduced with immediate effect from the current academic year for providing such state o art facilities to tribal students.
In order to provide educational facilities to the students throughout the year, the department has notified that hostels will remain functional round the year instead of ten months as in vogue. Also, the committee has decided that special courses will be run during the vacation period for skilling of students involving tribal students volunteering to enrol for such courses.