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Ensure admission of poor children in 25 pc seats in private schools: Collector

RAJNANDGAON: Instructing to take necessary steps under the Right to Education Act, collector Ashok Agrawal asked the district education officer (DEO) to provide admission to children belonging to poor families in 25 per cent seats in private schools. He asked the DEO to gather information about the poor children admitted in private schools under the RTE.

While addressing officers at the weekly time-limit meeting here on Wednesday, the collector asked to hand over responsibility to nodal officers for the effective implementation of the Act. He asked to hold School Admission Mela in Government Baldev Prasad Mishra School on May 26.

In the meeting, the collector issued instructions to register birth and death in 30-bed hospitals in the rural and urban areas and to send its monthly report to the district statistics office. No fee will be collected on birth-death registration within 21 days. He asked to collect birth-death monthly report from village panchayats on a regular basis. For the birth-death registration work, responsibility has been given to district planning and statistics office, village panchayat, urban bodies and health department.

For distribution in unapproachable villages during rainy season, the collector instructed the district manager, Civil Supplies Corporation, to ensure storage of foodgrains, kerosene oil and Amrit salt in PDS shops by May 30. He asked the district marketing officers to ensure lifting of paddy from procurement centres.

While collecting information about lifting chemical fertilizers and seeds from cooperative societies, the collector asked to make the field staff of the agriculture department active to encourage farmers for advance lifting of chemical fertilizers. He instructed to make wide publicity about the provision of rebate on lifting fertilizers up to May 31.

The collector instructed to put alum and lime in the lakes of rural areas where the water has become muddy and chlorinisation of handpumps for the purification of water sources during May. He asked the corporation SDO to complete construction of retaining wall on the Shivnath river in Mohara and the work of soil filling and concrete block by May 31.

The collector asked the officers of Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company and the Agriculture Department to complete the target of river-rivulet energisation scheme.

District Panchayat CEO Dr Priyanka Shukla, additional collector D Singh, Municipal commissioner TK Verma, joint collector Leena Mandavi, SDM Swati Shrivastava, BL Gajpal, Lokesh Chandrakar, Markandey and Kashyap were present in the meeting.