RANCHI: The human resource development department will soon make it mandatory for city-based private schools to upload all information, including admission procedure, for proper implementation of Right to Education Act.
All private schools in the city will get separate login IDs and passwords for uploading information like number of students from economically weak background, details of affiliation, number of teachers and their qualification, among others.
"Implementation of the RTE Act in private schools is our priority and this step will definitely help us in doing so. Once the system starts then private schools will be directly able to update all the information online," district superintendent of education Jayant Mishra said.
"Most of the schools do not submit the reports to us because they have to come to our office and submit it every time. Once online update of the details is made compulsory then action will be taken against those schools who do not update information," he added.
However, while some details updated on the website will be visible to all, some details will be visible only to the HRD department.
"Basic details of the schools like their affiliation, fees, number of students and teachers, qualification of teachers and procedure of admission and reservation will be visible to all who visit the HRD website so that transparency is maintained while some information like the audit report will be visible only to the HRD department officials," said Mishra.
Parents have welcomed the decision as they will now know why and how their children are getting admission. Achint Sinha, father of a five-year-old boy, said, "If details of schools are available on the website we do not have to run to the school every time to know why the fees are being increased."
The decision to introduce this system was taken at a meeting convened by HRD minister Geetashree Oraon in May.
this year regarding the implementation of RTE guidelines in the private schools. The decision of online update of the details was taken in the meeting after which the work of creating Ids and passwords of schools started which is now almost completed.
In the meeting the schools were also directed to stop overcrowding the buses, stop taking extra money on the name of readmission, taking admission of BPL category students in 25% of the seats and much more.