Source: Hindustan Times
The HRD issued guidelines on Tuesday regarding the education of the migrant worker’s children who have moved to their homes during the covid-19 pandemic, ensuring that their names are not stuck off the schools.
The states have been requested to prepare a database of the children those who have left the local area to go home in some other state or other city of the same state, and mark them as ‘migrated’ or ‘temporarily unavailable’, the ministry said.
“Such a database may be prepared by each school by personally contacting parents or guardians of all children studying in their school, through phone, WhatsApp, neighbours or peer groups. Their tentative place of stay during this period may also be noted. Such children, who have left, may be shown separately in enrolment as temporarily unavailable or migrated. “While all care must be taken to ensure that their names are not struck off the rolls (as the possibility of their return anytime is always there), their numbers may be reported class-wise to the Directorate of Education to compensate for any input costs to be incurred by the school such as mid-day meals, distribution of textbooks and uniforms if not already completed,” the HRD Ministry said in its guidelines.
The ministry has also instructed all the state governments to admit children in schools those who have migrated to their native place without any official documents other than any ID proof.