`School Chale Hum’: J&K launches major drive to bring back street children to mainstream education system

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir authorities has launched a significant drive to convey again out-of-school kids into the mainstream training system.

The federal government has determined to depute officers at completely different bus stations, slum areas, and different weak areas to establish avenue kids in a bid to confess them to varsities. 

Poonch has grow to be the primary district to kick-start the programme.    “Many of the members of migrant households stay at work throughout the day and their kids both bask in baby labor or in different unproductive actions, So protecting it into consideration, the division of College Schooling has determined to establish all out-of-school kids residing in slums in Poonch district,”  stated Chief Schooling Officer, Poonch, Bishamber Dass.

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Dass stated devoted academics are being roped in to offer training to avenue children at their doorsteps. “Kids are additionally being offered free books, noon meals, and different important supplies,” he stated.

Deputy Commissioner, Poonch, Inderjeet Singh advised The Kashmir Monitor that they’re attempting arduous to encourage dad and mom to ship their wards to the colleges  

“Throughout B2V and MTMP programmes, we readmitted many kids. Now we concentrate on bringing again left-out kids to varsities. Our officers are speaking to their dad and mom, apprising them about the advantages of presidency schemes in order that the youngsters are admitted to varsities,” he stated.

Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir authorities authorised the Draft Coverage for Rehabilitation of Kids in Avenue Scenario (CISS). The coverage has really helpful lodging FIRs in opposition to folks using children.

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The draft coverage was framed by the Nationwide Fee for the Safety of Youngster Rights and Save The Kids. 

Below the coverage, police and different businesses have been empowered to strictly implement the legal guidelines in opposition to baby labor. “Native police shall register an FIR in opposition to the perpetrators and employers of kids for violation of Youngster Labour Act, 1986, Juvenile Justice Act,2015 and Indian penal Code 1860 on the assertion of the kid given earlier than the Youngster Welfare Committee,” the coverage doc stated.

The administration has roped in lots of departments together with the social welfare division, labor division, income division, and training division other than the Deputy Commissioners to implement the coverage.

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A current survey by the Ministry of Schooling has revealed that the post-pandemic roll of scholars in government-run colleges has elevated in Jammu and Kashmir.  That is primarily due to the financial downturn. Folks belonging to economically deprived backgrounds of society have been hit arduous as a result of lockdown.

 Unified District Info System for Schooling (UDISE) survey has revealed that the full enrolment in Jammu and Kashmir colleges (1-Twelfth commonplace) has elevated to 1324301 college students together with 896848 college students on the elementary degree (1-Eighth), 200843 college students on the secondary degree (8-Tenth) and 226610 college students on the greater secondary degree (10-Twelfth).

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