The ministry of human resources development has chosen Chandigarh for a pilot project on online Child Tracking System (CTS), which will start by September 30. The project aims to ensure that information of children across government and private schools is available with the government and can be accessed online in real-time. There are 73 schools listed on the education department’s website.
Schools to ask for Aadhar cards
Under the project, information on 35 categories will be sought under each student’s name. This will help in better identification of categories like an Economically Weaker Section (EWS) child, a disabled student, those enrolled under the Right to Education (RTE) Act. Bank accounts will also be linked.
All information will be linked to a student’s Aadhaar card that will now be sought, said director school education (DSE) Rubinderjit Singh Brar. Schools are to gather data on all parameters and submit it to the UT education department by mid-September.
In a first, the option of transgender/others has been included.
Deputy DSE Chanchal Singh the nodal officer, said, “Sometimes, students take admission in government and private schools at the same time. The data will address this issue.”
Where to get Aadhar card made
Chandigarh has 105 centres where Aadhar card can be made. On the website aadharcarduid.com, these have been listed under these location categories. These are Aroma Hotel, Bapu Dham, Sector 17-B, Bank Square, Bank Square Sector 17-B. One can also take an online appointment. A nodal centre functions opposite Ghazal Hotel at SCO 139-141, 4th floor, Sector 17-C.