Until examining the source of income, facilities in “unrecognized madrassas”

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There are a total of 16,461 madrassas in Uttar Pradesh (representative)

Lucknow:

The government of Uttar Pradesh will conduct a survey of unrecognized madrassas in the state to gather information on the number of teachers, curriculum and basic facilities available among others.

Denmark’s Minister of State for Minority Affairs Azad Ansari said on Wednesday that the state government would carry out the investigation in accordance with the requirements of the National Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights (NCPCR) regarding the availability of facilities. basic for students in madrassas.

“The investigation will begin soon,” the minister told PTI.

During the survey, details such as the name of the madrassa and the institution operating it, whether it takes place in a private or rented building, the number of students studying there and information regarding drinking water installations, toilets, furniture and electricity supply will be collected. , Mr. Ansari said.

Information regarding the number of teachers in the madrassa, its curriculum, its source of income and its affiliation with a non-governmental organization (NGO) will also be collected, he said.

Asked whether the state government will start the process of recognizing new madrassas after this investigation, the minister said that at present the government’s goal is to collect information only on madrassas. unrecognized.

It should be noted that there are currently a total of 16,461 madrassas in Uttar Pradesh, of which 560 receive government grants. The new madrassas have not been included in the list of grants for the past six years in the state.

The minister said that according to the order issued on Wednesday, in case of disputed management committee in the madrassas or absence of any of the committee members, the director of the madrassa and the minority welfare officer of the district will be able to make appointments from the dependent quota.

Previously, if there was a problem in the management committee, the dependent had to face difficulties in obtaining the position.

Mr. Ansari said that based on the request of teachers and non-teaching staff of the aided madrassas, they can now be transferred with the consent of the heads of the madrassas concerned and the approval of the Registrar of the State Council of the State. Madrassa education.

He said female employees working in madrassas will also be granted maternity leave and child care leave as per the rules.

Meanwhile, Diwan Saheb Zaman, Secretary General of the Madaris Arabiya Teachers Association, hailed these decisions by the state government and said they will benefit teachers and non-teaching staff in the madrassa.

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