UP Govt to conduct survey of unrecognized madrasas to know facilitiestext_fields
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government is to gather information about the number of teachers, curriculum, and basic facilities available in unrecognized madrasas in the state by conducting a survey.
Minister of State (Minority Welfare) Danish Raza Ansari said that the survey will be held as per the requirement of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to know the basic facilities provided to the students in madrasas.
The Minister also said that the government has also passed an order allowing the transfer of teaching and non-teaching staff of government-aided madrasas. The facility was not in place with the UP Madarsa Board.
"An executive order has been issued to transfer the teachers/non-teaching staff of aided madrassas with approval of the managers of the madrasas and with the approval of the Registrar, UP Madarsa Education Council," he said in a statement.
Besides, the women staff of madrassas will also be allowed to take maternity and child care leave as per the rules applicable in the Department of Secondary Education and Basic Education, he said.
"The rules as per the new order will also allow the dependents of a staff member who dies to get the job in place of the deceased person. This will be done after getting the consent from District Minority Welfare Officer or the principal of the madrasa. As per the new rules, women employees working in madrasas will get maternity leave and child care leave in light of the rules applicable in the Department of Secondary Education and Basic Education," said the minister.
During the survey, details such as the name of the madrasa and the institution operating it, whether it is running in a private or rented building, the number of students studying there, and information regarding facilities of drinking water, furniture, electricity supply and toilet will be collected, Ansari said.