Bangalore, M<ay 11, 2012: Schools can register online; a separate portal on cards
The Department of Education has developed a software to enable schools register online as required under the Right to Education (RTE) Act. The software, developed with the assistance of an in-house team of the Department over the last 15 days, will be put up as a link on the school education website for a period of one week.
During this period, the schools can register themselves online and also leave their feedback on the page.
“We plan to maintain a separate website for the purpose by the end of this month,” said S R Savarinadhan, Senior Assistant Director, e-governance section of Education Department. The website enables schools to upload complete details related to the school infrastructure such as the number of rooms, toilets, the dimension of each room along with photographs of the school building.
The teachers too have to upload their photos and bio-data. Once the schools upload the information, the block education officer concerned will inspect the schools and give his report. The report too will be uploaded onto the website to ensure transparency. Later, the Deputy Director of Public Instructions will go through the report and give his clearance. The schools will thus be able to get their registration certificate online. Officials hope to complete the process within a week after registration.
Many schools which have closed their offices till the beginning of the next academic year are still at sea. Tushar Girinath, the Commissioner for Public Instruction, has appealed to all schools to go through the Department website for the information uploaded on the Right to Education Act. A circular will be sent to schools regarding the procedure soon. The school managements can contact the respective BEO or the DDPI for any clarifications. The officials have been directed to visit schools and explain the procedure apart from publishing notices in all schools.
“The Department also has the task of creating awareness among the public. The task will be taken up immediately,” Girinath said. The Commissioner warned of crackdown on schools which do not comply with the reservation provided under the RTE. (Source: Deccan Herald)