8 months into academic year, 12k students yet to get edu dole

  • | Thursday | 9th November, 2023

GHAZIABAD: Eight months of the current academic session is over but nearly 12,000 primary school students in Ghaziabad have still not received the direct benefit transfer (DBT) money this year.The DBT of Rs 1,200 is given to all the government primary school students for uniforms, bags, stationeries, and shoes. The delay is due to the Aadhaar verification process, said education officials.Currently, 91,924 students are studying in 446 government primary schools in Ghaziabad.However, as per officials, around 80,000 students have got the DBT money so far.With the arrival of winter, claimed parents, the money is necessary to buy winter uniforms for their kids. "The delay in distributing the DBT money due to the unavailability of relevant documents of the students. The process will be completed soon," said OP Yadav, BSA of Ghaziabad, adding that the officials are trying to complete the process at the earliest.In the last academic session, nearly 14,000 children couldnt get the benefits of DBT due to lack of an Aadhaar card.We also published the following articles recentlyBengaluru: Many schools not admitting students from far-off areasSome schools in Bengaluru are implementing a policy that restricts admissions for children living in far-flung areas. The move is aimed at saving children from having to commute long distances daily due to the citys worsening traffic conditions. The admission policy of Sri Kumaran Childrens Home for the 2024-25 academic year lists specific areas from where parents cannot apply for nursery classes at Tata Silk Farm campus. Other schools have also devised their own ways to control admissions from areas that are not easily accessible without delays. Educationists suggest implementing distance criteria for admissions in all schools.Government school has few teachers, students left to learn from YouTubeStudents at Perumbakkam Government Higher Secondary School in Chennai are left to learn on their own as they lack teachers in crucial subjects like biology. The students are encouraged to use online resources like YouTube and an app developed by the state school education department. The lack of teachers has left the students feeling underprepared for their upcoming board exams. The school has made repeated appeals for help from the education department, but no response has been received. Additionally, the school lacks basic amenities such as functioning toilets. Some parents are opting to enroll their children in schools in their native places due to the poor conditions at this school.Ghaziabad couple arrested for cheatingA couple from Ghaziabad has been arrested for cheating a private firm in Chennai out of 3.9 lakh rupees. The couple promised to deliver umbrellas and canopy for a brand promotion but failed to do so after receiving the payment. The firm lodged a complaint with the cyber crime police, who traced the accused to Ghaziabad using their mobile number and bank transactions. The couple has been booked on charges of cheating and criminal breach of trust. An investigation is underway to determine if they have cheated others as well.

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