J-K Education Dept yet to enroll 42 per cent of students, teachers in govt schools

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The Jammu and Kashmir School Education Department has failed to complete the leftover 42 per cent Aadhaar enrolment of students and teachers at government-run-schools that was supposed to be completed by January-2020, reported Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

In the previous academic year, the School Education Department had said that the Aadhaar enrolment of leftover students shall be completed by January 2020. However, this year the department has said that the efforts were being made for the completion of Aadhaar enrolment of all students and teachers.

The official documents, accessed by the KNO, reads that the concerned authorities from Jammu and Kashmir have now informed that Aadhaar enrolment of students and teachers has been completed up-to the extent of 58 per cent.

“Moreover, two vendors have been selected through a formal e-tendering process to enroll a pending student population,” it reads.

Besides, Aadhaar enrolment issue, an official of the department said that the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has advised the JK authorities to lay focus on provision of ramps for Children with Special Needs (CWSN), functional CWSN friendly toilets in schools and provision of Aids and appliances for CWSN.

“UT was suggested to analyze National Achievement Survey (NAS) results and provide interventions to improve learning outcomes of the students,” the official said.

In the year 2017, the Jammu and Kashmir government started an Aadhaar enrolment drive for nearly 14 lakh school children in the erstwhile State—(KNO)

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