Under RUSA, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) approved an allocation of Rs 269.01 crore for six components as Total outlay for last three years of 12th five year plan on the basis of 90:10 sharing pattern. An amount of Rs 124.839 crore have been released by MHRD by the end of March, 2017 as central share. The state Govt. released an amount of Rs 14.214 crore as matching state share thereby making the total availability of Rs 139.053 crore. This also includes an Rs 1.274 crore released recently by MHRD and is yet to be credited into SHEC account. Rs 115.60 crore have been utilized on various components ending March, 2017. (Component wise status of expenditure incurred enclosed herewith as Annexure ‘A’).
Two universities approved one each at Kashmir and Jammu by way of pooling the resources of five existing colleges at each place for Rs 110.00 crore i.e, 55.00 crore for each University. Under this component Rs 82.54 crore (Rs 74.26 crore as Central Share and Rs 8.28 crore as State Share) have been released and Rs 65.27 crore have been utilized by the end of March, 2017. Srinagar and Jammu Cluster Universities Act has passed and has been published in the Govt. Gazette on 8th July, 2016. 124 posts (Gazetted/Non-Gazetted) have been created vide cabinet decision followed by Govt. Order NO. 254-HE of 2016 dated 04-08-2016. Besides Vice Chancellors & Registrars of both the Cluster Universities along with other staff have been appointed. Both the Cluster Universities were inaugurated (digitally) by Hon’ble Union Minister for HRD, GoI on 17/04/2017.
2 state universities have been approved for new construction/up gradation of physical infrastructure, besides procurements of computers/Library books/Sports material with an outlay of Rs 20.00 crore for each university. An amount of Rs 31.00 crore which includes Rs 4.00 crore as state share has been made available of which Rs 31.00 crore has been spent by end of March, 2017.
Under this component 3 degree colleges have been approved against the earmarked amount of Rs 12.00 crore. An amount of Rs 1.48 crore has been released and utilized in full by end of March, 2017 and the civil works in these colleges are in progress.
Two new colleges namely “Engineering College at Kathua, Jammu and Safapora Ganderbal, Kashmir” have been approved at an outlay of Rs 52.00 crore i.e, Rs 26.00 crore for each college. An amount of Rs 11.70 crore as central share and Rs 1.17 crore as state share has been released by MHRD/State Govt. Rs 12.87 crore have been utilized by end of March, 2017. Moreover, the Ministry has sanctioned an amount of Rs 1.274 crore as 2nd Installment (yet to be credited into SHEC
22 colleges have been approved at an outlay of Rs 43.54 crore for construction of new toilet block, canteen cafeteria and library/up gradation of computer centre/procurement of computers/library books/sports material etc. An amount of Rs 5.13 crore including matching state share of Rs 0.234 crore have been released and Rs 4.34 crore have been utilized by the end of March, 2017.
9 different vocational courses, which include Hospitality & Catering, Food Processing, Renewable Energy, Textiles, Dying and Designing, Green House Technology etc were identified for introducing them in 20 different colleges of the state. The Department has recently signed an MoU with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) for implementation of this initiative. An outlay of Rs 7.47 crore has been approved against which Rs 0.76 crore as central share has been received.