Uttar Pradesh Govt To Conduct Survey of Unrecognized Madrassas In State
Information regarding number of teachers in the madrassa, its curriculum, source of income and its affiliation with any non-government organisation (NGO) will also be gathered.
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has announced to conduct a survey of unrecognized madrassas in the state to gather information about the number of teachers, curriculum, and basic facilities available there, among others.
Minister of State for Minority Affairs Danish Azad Ansari on Wednesday said that the state government will conduct the survey as per the requirement of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in connection with the availability of basic facilities to the students in madrassas.
Ansari further said that during the survey, details of the madrassa such as names, whether it is operating in a private or rented building, number of students studying there, and information regarding facilities of drinking water, toilet, furniture and electricity supply will be collected.
Besides this, information regarding number of teachers in the madrassa, its curriculum, source of income and its affiliation with any non-government organization (NGO) will also be gathered.
As per a report by PTI, while replying to a question whether the state government would start the process of recognizing new madrassas after this survey, the Ansari said that at present the government's aim is to collect information only about unrecognized madrassas.
Notably, at present there are a total of 16,461 madrassas in Uttar Pradesh, out of which 560 are given government grants. New madrassas have not been included in the grant list for the last six years in the state.
''As per the order issued on Wednesday, in case of disputed management committee in madrassas or absence of any member of the committee, the Madrassa principal and district minority welfare officer will be able to make appointments from the deceased dependent quota, PTI quoted Ansari as saying.
He also said that women employees working in madrassas will also get maternity leave and child care leave as per the rules.