Lucknow: In order to implement the Right to Education (RTE) Act to its fullest, the Uttar Pradesh government asked the local bodies to keep the records of children up to 14 years.

To impart basic education to the children in the age group of 6-14 years, Panchayats and local bodies have been entrusted with the task of maintaining record of the children.

As per the Uttar Pradesh Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2011, the details will be mentioned in the prescribed form, which will figure the name, sex, date of birth and birth place of the child.

In addition to it, the name of the child’s parents, address and occupation would also be mentioned in the form. It will also carry the address of the primary school or Anganbadi center, where the child used to visit.

Panchayats and municipalities will ensure that the name of all the children registered with the schools coming under their respective jurisdictions be displayed publically.

District Education Officer (DEO) will be responsible for posting the full details of the children on the official website.

As per circular, four documents would be deemed to be age certificate of children for getting admission in the school, which includes hospital record, Anganwadi record, birth and death certificate issued by Panchayat and parents’ affidavit relating to age of child.
Unique Identification Number would also be provided to all the children, sources said.

JPN/Bureau