The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, reviewed today the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to school education and literacy.
He said that there is now an expectation among the people, that the Government will be able to resolve these grievances. Modi specifically asked concerned officials to systematize the measures being taken by them to address grievances of students.
Modi’s remarks are critical in view of the fact that today there is no system in place where students and their parents could file their complaints against the erring teachers or other hassles in schools. Almost all schools in India are working in a haphazard manner and ignoring the concerns of students.
Modi instructed the government officials to use all available technological tools to ensure that school-children do not face inconvenience. As an illustration, he recalled his earlier instructions to all Ministries for extensive use of space technology. He said this could help in proper location of examination centres, to minimize difficulties in access for the students.
The Prime Minister chaired his fourteenth interaction today through PRAGATI – the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.
Reviewing the progress of the Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, the Prime Minister was apprised of progress made in improving accessibility in schools, public buildings and railway stations etc.
He appreciated the sensitivity that has been shown in this regard by various departments of the Central and State Governments.
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