Uttar Pradesh: 2,682 madarsas fail to register, face action
Around 2,682 madarsas in Uttar Pradesh face action over their failure to register with the UP Madarsa Board by the October 15 deadline set by the Yogi Adityanath government.lucknow Updated: Oct 18, 2017 13:35 IST
Around 2,682 madarsas in Uttar Pradesh face action over their failure to register with the UP Madarsa Board by the October 15 deadline set by the Yogi Adityanath government.
UP has 19,143 recognised and 560 aided madarsas. In a bid to check irregularities and ensure transparency in their functioning, the government had launched a portal on August 18 and made online registration of all madarsas mandatory by October 15.
The initial deadline to register was September 30 but was later extended by 15 days to provide more time to institutions to comply with the order.
According to an official of the board, only 16,461 madarsas uploaded their documents by the stipulated deadline.
“We have prepared a list of these erring madrasas. The government may stop all aid, withdraw affiliation/recognition and initiate action against them,” he said.
“The purpose of the portal is to connect all madrasas to a unified ecosystem and help them in improving quality of education, bring transparency and also check exploitation of teachers,” the official said. He said the affiliation of new madrasas and their aid would now be done only through this portal.
Apart from the number of students, teachers and other staff, the madarsas were asked to provide a photograph of the building from which they were functioning, necessary measurement like size of the classrooms along with Aadhaar card of the employees. These details were to be uploaded on the web portal.
Board officials confirmed that details of 32,483 teachers with their Aadhaar cards had so far been received online on the portal.
“There were complaints of irregularities in madrasas so details of all madrasas, their management, teachers etc were to be made available online,” the official said.