Directing the teachers to conduct child mapping survey in March, the time of the final examinations in the schools, the UT education department has shot up the trouble for the school employees.
In the meeting held by the deputy director UT education department in Government Model Senior Secondary School, he instructed the school heads to conduct the child mapping survey in their respective areas by putting their teachers on duty.
The survey is to be completed by March 12 said the sources.
Keeping the problems and interests of the teachers in light, president of UT cadre education employees, Swarn Singh Kamboj informed that teachers are being asked to conduct the surveys in March for the last two to three years. And as all the classes have their exams, making the teachers busy throughout the month, it is a herculean task.
A government school principal informed that by Granting child care leave to many women teachers, there has been a shortage of staff in the department this month. This survey needs teachers who have no other task for that period, which is difficult with the exams going on.
The survey ensures that all the children get admission till the age of 14 and under the Right To Education Act, 2009 the child mapping survey is conducted to identify eligible candidates for free and compulsory education.
To find out the children who have either never enrolled or have dropped out of school, about 3,000 teachers visit the houses located on the city's periphery every year.
The department should hire people to conduct the survey according to UT cadre education employees. Despite repeated attempts to resolve this issue The Director Public Instructions (Schools) could not be contacted.