15 Sep : The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has given instructions to take prompt action on the comments and remarks of parents and people’s representatives on inspection register of schools. He was addressing the general body meeting of Madhya Pradesh Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Mission at Mantralaya here today.
On the recommendations of the General Body members, the Chief Minister gave instructions to provide cycles to the girl students in geographically vast villages where girl students have to cover a long distance to reach the schools even within the village. It may be mentioned here that the people’s representatives have been included as members in the general body.
Minister for school education Smt. Archana Chitnis, Minister for Tribal Welfare Kunwar Vijay Shah, Chief Secretary Shri Avani Vaish, Commissioner Public Instructions Shri Ashok Varnawal, Commissioner Rajya Shiksha Kendra Shri Manoj Jhalani, Managing Director M.P. Text Book Corporation Smt. Kalpana Shrivastava and senior officers of concerning departments were present.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave instructions to upscale satellite schools into primary schools on the recommendations of the general body. He also gave instructions to assess the staffing position before restructuring of administrative set up in view of increasing workload on the existing staff like managerial and inspection of educational works.
The Chief Minister said that the purpose of education is to give knowledge, skill and impart a sense of responsibility as a citizen. Regarding subscription of a magazine Devputra, he said that bank guarantee by the publication should be sought.
It was informed that the annual action plan for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is being submitted to the Government of India in view of implementation of the Right to Education Act. The Act provides for free distribution of uniforms to the students of scheduled caste and tribe and those of BPL families. The State Government would make efforts to ensure that all students get uniform.
The Chief Minister’s attention was drawn towards deficiencies in implementation of mid day meal scheme. Shri Chouhan gave instructions to remove the deficiencies. Secretary Rural Development Shri Ajay Tirki informed that a provision has been made for the parents to inspect the cooking arrangements, procedure and cooked meals. Inspection registers have been kept at schools on which they can put their remarks and suggest measures. The Chief Minister asked the officers concerned to ensure action on the comments of parents and people’s representatives.
Commissioner Rajya Shiksha Kendra Shri Manoj Jhalani informed that all preparations have been completed to implement the Right to Education Act about which field staff has been oriented. Education portal has been launched to give information on schools’ requirements and monitor absenteeism and attendance of teachers. A software for registration of applications of private schools seeking recognition has been prepared. E-service books of teachers have been readied. As many as 1480 schools covered under head-start scheme have been provided internet facility in collaboration with Bharat Sanchar Nigam. Shri Jhalani informed the states has been nationally acclaimed for innovative IT applications.