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One thousand panchayats would be declared zero drop out: CS

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma today said that on August 15 one thousand panchayats would be declared zero drop out.

Reviewing School Education and Literacy here, Verma said that 1500 panchayats have already been announced zero drop out in the first phase, according to an official release.

She said that Chief Minister has categorically directed to fix accountability on district education officials and block level education officials.

Even dismissal action would be taken if any laxity found against any education officials, she said adding action would also be taken against teachers if found absent from schools.

The chief secretary said that better work is being done in the field of education, adding that August 20 around 6.90 lakh illiterates would appear literacy test in 4204 centres.

The chief secretary also called for ensuring registration of pupils passing XII class from Kasturba Gandhi Vidyala for higher education or skill portal. This would ensure state government's objective for girl education and that empowerment of women would move forward.

The Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Aradhana Patnaik, officials in the education department and district educational officials were present through video conferencing, the release said.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 20:22 IST