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    Delhi govt seeks Action Taken Report over continued education of drop out children during Covid-19

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    On May 9, the Supreme Court directed DEOs of each state and union territories to conduct a survey of students who have been absent from their respective schools for 30 consecutive working days, adding that they be treated as drop outs.

    Delhi government has sought Action Taken Report (ATR) from education department officials to ensure continued education of children who lost their parents due to Covid-19.

    “The Supreme Court has taken up the issue with regard to the children who have lost both or single parent to Covid-19 or otherwise post March 2020. In its hearing in May, the Court had expressed its concerns for the children who had dropped out of school due to various reasons and given directions to state governments and Union Territories to ensure continuation of education of such children,” Directorate of Education (DoE) said in an official order.

    On May 9, the Supreme Court directed District Education Officers (DEOs) of each state and union territories to conduct a survey of students who have been absent from their respective schools for 30 consecutive working days,adding that they be treated as drop outs.

    The DoE has sought status report of appointment of district-wise nodal officers, steps taken to ensure continued education of children in district-level schools and wide publicity of suggestions made by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in accordance to the order passed by the Supreme Court for drop out students.

    “The status report about the appointment of nodal officers and the action taken for ensuring the continuation of the education of children shall be filed by June 9 so the information may be further sent to the NCPCR,” the order added.

    With inputs from PTI.

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