Sunday, December 10, 2023

13,200 seats to be increased in Kasturba schools: Chief Secretary

Ranchi: Reviewing the school education department, Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma on Wednesday directed the department authorities concerned to run a campaign for the admission of dropout children in KG and other classes. The campaign should include mukhiya and panchayat members and places with maximum dropout should be made center of campaign, she said.

The CS said that SMC (school managing committee) should be made strong and effective so that the government�s resolution could be implemented effectively. �Cent percent attendance of students in schools should be ensured. The work of all SMCs should be reviewed at district level every month and at block level on every Guru Gosthi day in which the presence of mukhiya is must. It should be ensured that no dropout happens in rural areas and SMC and BEO should be made responsible for it,� she said.

Verma said that probes should be started in affiliated schools where any irregularity was found. She also ordered that biometric attendance should be installed in all private and government-affiliated schools.

�Admission in Kasturba schools should be taken giving priority to dropout, children of remote, naxal affected areas and orphan. The officials should verify within a week if children are being given mid-day meal or not. Responsibility of all DEOs, DSEs, BEOs, CRP or BRP should be fixed and if any irregularity regarding mid-day meal is found, action should be taken on the SMC and Saraswati Vahini concerned,� said Verma.

The CS said that a profile of girls having passed Plus Two from Kasturba school and willing to continue further studies should be prepared.

The department officials informed the CS that as many as five lakh children have been identified for admission in KG classes and that an intensive campaign for the admission of 75 students in classes of Kasturba Gandhi school should be run so that government subsidy could be obtained.

It was also said that Aadhar seeding of almost cent per cent students and teachers had been done. NPCI mapping of Aadhar seeding of 45,59,945 students, 17,606 kasturba students and 37,388 para teachers has also been done. The payment of March will be done through DBT, the officials said.

Education Secretary Aradhana Patnaik, Primary Education Director Mukesh Kumar and others were also present at the meeting.

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