रविवार, 19 नवंबर 2017

Nabin"s Mega Event of Children’s Day vs disastrous School education in Odisha

Nabin Patnaik’s  Mega Event of Children’s Day  vs   disastrous School education in Odisha

This Mega event  was pre-planned design of State Govt.  to divert  the attention of the people from educational issues affected millions of downtrodden children in the state

Dear friends
On the occasion of  observation of  Children’s Day  on 14.11.17,   Govt. of Odisha  organized  extravanza Mega  Event with participation of  approximate 6000  children in  Bhubaneswar , capital of Odisha  which  was addressed by  Chief Minister Sri Nabin Patnaik. It was telecast in all channels and Social Media glorifying   Chief Minister as  messiah  of the cause of  the children. Most  glorifying ( claimed by BJD)   part of  the  event  was   Sri Patnaik  addressed the  children  without written  documents  for first time during  his 17 years of  political career  as Chief Minister.  However his   delivering speech through teleprompter was exposed publicly.

Now the question comes why such type of Mega event was organized from state exchequer.  It was  organized  to cover up  inefficiency  of Sri Patnaik and failure of  State Govt.  to  improve primary education in Odisha   during 17 years of  his rule.   the Primary Education has been in doldrums   in Odisha.  Primary education has been pushed to 20 years back.  In spite of huge investment on education under central flagship programmes such as DPEP and SSA, and after 7 years of implementation of RTE Act 2009, the state of public education in Odisha is in deplorable condition. Only 3% of schools in Odisha are fully complying with RTE Act at the end of 2013-2014 financial years. Malkanagiri, Nabarangapur, Nuapada and Rayagada are the four districts with less than 1% schools fully complying with act (School Report Card, DISE-2013-14).

It was expected that after implementation of RTE Act, public education system in Odisha will be strengthened and enrolment in government schools will be increased. However, it is evident from the DISE data   that enrolment in government schools is decreasing.

It was also expected that after implementation of RTE act number of private school will be reduced. It is unfortunate that during last 6 years the number of private schools is increasing in Odisha. The detailed of the private schools has been given in the following table  .

All Private  and unrecognised  schools   
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
4340
4356
4482
4724
5088

There are single teachers’ schools in Odisha which violates the RTE Act 2009. There is no proper rationalisation of posting of teachers. As a result some schools are having more than required number of teachers and some schools are having less than required number of teachers. There is no policy for teachers transfer in Odisha. Most of the teachers transfer happens in view of both bureaucratic and the political consideration. As a result there is rampant corruption in case of teachers transfer. This affects in ensuring quality education in the state.

Another disturbing fact is that there is no proper identification of out of school children in Odisha. As per the DISE data there were only 5000 out of school children in Odisha ( DISE 2014-15). However, as per the National Sample Survey, there are  4,01,052  out of school children in Odisha and most of them belongs to marginal communities such as tribal, dalits and minorities.   

   The learning level of children in schools is also very disturbing. As per ASER 8.8% children in Standard III cannot read letters in Odia. Similarly 21.1% children in standard III can read letters but not more than that.  22.5% can read words but not standard level or higher texts. 13.4% children in standard III can read standard I level text but not able to read their standard level text and only 33.4% can read standard II level text. 8.6% children in standard III cannot even recognize numbers from 1 to 9 and 28.9% children can recognize number of up to 9 but not more than that. 35.2% children cannot do subtraction, 21.3% cannot do division and only 6.9% children in standard II can do division (Source ASER 2014).

The disastrous  condition of  elementary  education is as follows.

Total no. of Government elementary school
53455
No. of schools  having no  toilets for boys
9439
No. of schools having  no toilet  for  girls
6267
No. of schools having  no clean drinking water  facility
1207
No. of schools have no electricity facilities
43308
No. of   schools have no playground.
42409
No. of elementary schools having  no ramp facilities
15538
 No. of schools  have no boundary walls..
18300
No. of school having  no building till yet
  373
 No. of     elementary schools  having  single class room functioning under the schools and Mass Education Department in Odisha
2620
         
Pradip Pradhan
M-9937843482

Date- 19.11.17 

शनिवार, 18 नवंबर 2017

Food-grains supplied to different categories of people at subsidised price in Odisha

Dear friends
RTI Application was filed to the PIO, Dept. of Food Supply and Consumer Welfare, Govt. of Odisha seeking information about  details of quantities of food-grains supplied to different categories of people in Odisha.  On 9.11.17, the PIO has supplied  partly  information which are as follows.

1.       Total no. of beneficiaries availing  food-grains under PDS and Antodaya Anna Yojana during 2013-14 and 2014-15

Sl. No
Name of the scheme
Number of beneficiaries
2013-14 ( march 2014)
2014-15 ( March-15)
1
Antodaya Anna Yojana
1253341
1253691
2
APL KBK
529527
527718
3
BPL Rice
3688057
3686527
4
APL Wheat
3572431
3565828
5
APL Rice for SC/ST Hostel ( NGO)
12922
12922
6
BPL Rice for ST/SC Hostel ( Govt.)
436345
411917
7
BPL Rice for WI ( Welfare Institutions )
11705
11705
8
KGBVs
------
2600 ( this scheme started from Jan,2015
9
Annapurna
63686
63686
10
Differently abled person (RDP)
114743
138658
11
APL rice to fisherman affected by ban on fishing  for Olive Ridley
10183
10292
12
APL Rice  for Adult children Home
256
256
13
Poor Left Out
623528
623528

2.       Quantities of subsidised rice allocated to different institutions and under various schemes from 
state pool ( Jan.17 to Oct.17)                                                                                             ( In MT)
Name of Month
WI Scheme
SC/ST Hostels ( Govt.)
SC/ST Hostel ( NGO)
KGBVs
Adult children Home
 Satyabhama Devi College for Hearing Impaired
January
176.625
8210.700
192.330
165.00
1.515
1.455
Feb.
176.625
8210.700
192.330
165.00
1.515
1.455
March
176.625
8210.700
192.330
165.00
1.515
1.455
April
176.625
8230.44
200.220
273.00
1.515
1.455
May
176.625
----
----
----
1.515
----
June
176.625
----
----
----
1.515
-----
July
264.378
8230.44
200.220
273.00
1.515
1.455
August
264.378
8230.44
200.220
273.00
1.515
1.455
Sept.
264.378
8230.44
200.220
273.00
1.515
1.455
October
264.378
8230.44
200.220
273.00
1.515
1.455
Nov.
264.378
8230.44
200.220
273.00
1.515
1.455
( N.B.- State Govt. is in receipt of 1117.5 MT rice per month from Central pool under Welfare  Institutions scheme which has been discontinued  w.e.f. 1.10.17)
3.       Quantities of rice and wheat supplied  by Central Government  under National Food Security Act ( Jan to Nov.2017)
Month
Rice
wheat
January
153471.393
25492.472
Feb.
153471.393
25492.472
March
158076.484
21422.866
April
154705.953
24793.397
May
154705.953
24793.397
June
154705.953
24793.397
July
 155136.979
24789.081
August
155137.392
24789.168
Sept.
155137.392
24789.168
October
155137.392
24789.168

Pradip Pradhan
M-9937843482

Date- 16.11.17