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Jamshedpur: Lokmanch, a program launched by the district administration to provide direct interaction between citizens and government officials, today saw 21 people having conversation with the District Education Officer (DEO) Shivendra Kumar Singh over telephone.
On a query by Sant Kumar Paswan of Jamshedpur on quality improvement of midday meal (MDM) and education process, the DEO stated that the government has been making several efforts to ensure quality and regularity in MDM scheme and the improvement in the education system through Gyan Setu is reflecting positive results.
Tapas Kumar Dhan of Chakulia and Virupaksh Ghosh of Baharagora enquired about the employment possibilities of successful TET candidates. DEO replied that a new set of rules and regulation is now being prepared and after its finalization the department would take up the process.
Rakesh Jha of Sakchi complained of private schools not utilizing the digital exchange process. DEO Shivendra Kumar Singh informed that the CBSE and ICSE affiliated schools had the provision for digital exchange and it has to be followed by all schools. He also informed that correspondence was on in the matter of sports fields and RTI implementation.
Rajesh Kumar pointed out that private schools were increasing fees at their own whims. He also accused such schools of not introducing NCERT text books. The DEO said that the Jharkhand Fee Regulation Act is being processed and once it is introduced action against such institutions will be taken. He also stated that it was compulsory for CBSE schools to implement NCERT text books in their syllabus.
Parmanand Kaushal enquired about the recommendation of employment status in minority schools. The DEO replied that the recommendation for appointment in minority schools was held up due to reservation provisions’ implementation process. He said that it was recently clarified that reservation policy would not be implemented. The District Education Office will forward the proposal after due scrutiny, to the Directorate.
Roshan Tigga of Ulidih wanted to know about certificates and documents required for admission under RTE. The DEO said caste certificate, certificate of annual income of Rs 72 thousand and residential proof would be required for the purpose.
Harpal Singh Thapar while elucidating his problem pointed out that although the Ghorabandha Middle School did not charge any fee, the teachers demanded money to pay the cleaner for cleaning the toilets. The DEO assured that the matter would be investigated and informed that out of the grant given to such schools, 10 percent of the amount was to be spent on maintenance of cleanliness in the institution.
Pramod Kumar of Sakchi Ambagan Road wanted to know about the government’s concession on educational fees for single girl child. He was informed that all government schools had the provision for free education for all. For higher education different states and universities have different provisions for fee concession.
Replying to a complaint on some teachers of Potka Primary School in Tiring being absent, DEO Shivendra Kumar Singh said that an enquiry into the allegation would be taken up. NK Singh also wanted to know about the payment status of Akanksha teachers. The DEO answered that a proposal to the effect had already been sent to the state government.