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Pre Independence Schools Declared as Heritage Schools by Arunachal Pradesh

Utkarsh Classes 26-10-2023
Pre Independence Schools Declared as Heritage Schools by Arunachal Pradesh State news 4 min read

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu taking a leap forward announced that all government schools of the state established before Independence will be declared as Heritage Schools.

  • As a heritage school special attention for infrastructure development along with a museum within the premises will be given.
  • The decision was taken on the request of the Government Secondary School, Balek near Pasighat.
  • The Government Secondary School, Balek near Pasighat is celebrating its platinum jubilee as it was established in the year of 1946.
  • Accepting the request CM announced that all pre indepence schools will be granted the status of heritage School.
  • It is a great honor that Arunachal itself became a full-fledged state only in 1987 and there are schools which were established before independence.

Constitutional History of Arunachal Pradesh

  • Before the promulgation of the 'Constitution of India', the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) was administered under the provisions of the Government of India Act, 1935.
  • On January 26, 1950, the Ministry of External Affairs took over the administration of NEFA, relieving the Government of Assam from its duties. 
  • The Governor of Assam was appointed as the representative of the President of India, under the provisions of the 6th Schedule (Part B) of the Constitution of India.
  • The NEFA area was divided into five divisions: Kameng Frontier, Subansiri Frontier, Lohit Frontier, Siang Frontier, and Tirap Frontier. 
  • On August 1, 1965, the administrative control of NEFA was transferred to the Ministry of Home Affairs which resulted in the redesignation of the aforementioned divisions as districts. 
  • The Political Officers in charge of the divisions were also renamed as Deputy Commissioners.
  • On January 21, 1972, the territory was reconstituted as the Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh, under the provisions of Section 7 of the North Eastern Area Reorganization Act 1971. 
  • From the same date, the President began administering the Territory through an Administrator (then called the Chief Administrator) appointed under Article 259 of the Constitution. Additionally, an Agency Council was established on the same day, with an advisory function..
  • On August 15, 1975, the Union Territory Act of 1963 was applied to the Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh. As a result, the former Pradesh Council was replaced by the Provisional Legislative Assembly of the Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh. 
  • The Administrator of the Territory replaced the Chief Administrator as the Lt. Governor. On the same day, a Council of Ministers was sworn in.
  • On February 20, 1987, the Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh was officially transformed into the State of Arunachal Pradesh. 
  • This new state included the territories that were previously part of the Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh, as outlined in Section 3 of the Arunachal Pradesh Act of 1986.

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Answer: 1987

Answer: Government Secondary School, Balek near Pasighat
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