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For UP govt schoolkids, Saturdays will be ‘fundays’

lucknow Updated: May 13, 2017 16:00 IST
Rajeev Mullick
State government primary and secondary school students will not carry bags to school on Saturdays.

State government primary and secondary school students will not carry bags to school on Saturdays.(For representational purpose)

State government primary and secondary school students will not carry bags to school on Saturdays, as there will only be ‘joyful’ activities for them on these days.

Also, government boys’ schools will be made co-educational. But girls’ schools will remain exclusively for them.

These decisions were taken at a meeting between deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma and additional chief secretary (school education) of Haryana, PK Das here on Friday.

“Students will be engaged in joyful activities on Saturdays. This will help in developing their personality,” Sharma said.

He said the education department was taking a number of measures to transform government schools. “We are in the process of removing all corruption from the office of District Inspector of School (DIoS),” he said.

The DIoS office will have no role in settling disputes of school management committees. The power may be transferred to the registrar, chit-fund society.

Sharma directed principal secretary, secondary education, to prepare a proposal within a week and table it before him. He also said teachers should not be engaged in any other activity apart from census, poll duty and natural calamity.

The Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government’s corruption- curbing move of online transfer of school teachers’ has caught the attention of Uttar Pradesh government.

A three-member committee was formed to prepare digital database for government school teachers. Sources said the central government wants the Haryana policy to be replicated in other BJP- ruled states.