Guwahati: In a big development, the state government has issued an order to remove the venture schools from the category of recognised or government-aided schools in UDISE(United District Information System for Education).
In an order, Mission Director Samagra Shiksha and State Nodal officer Dr Om Prakash on April 6, 2023 directed all districts to remove the venture schools from the eligible list of PM POSHAN (mid-day meal) and stop allotment of rice to these schools from April.
According to information given by the State Education Department during the recent Budget Session, the state has 7,670 venture schools: 4,560 lower primary schools and 3,110 upper primary schools.
As many as 10,453 teachers have been working in the lower primary venture schools and 19,054 in the upper primary venture schools. The order will remove 7,670 venture schools from the eligible list of PM POSHAN.
The Act did not cover these venture schools, which were established after getting various permissions from the government under its sections and sub-sections.
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