Report by OD bureau; Berhampur: Dusasan Malik, a PanchayatSamiti member of RajarbadiPanchayat, said that Rubangi UP school has no playground, less teachers in accordance with Pupils Teacher Ration and other infrastructural deficit.
MDM is not being served properly. Like his case, around 40 cases were heard during the public hearing organized by National Coalition for Education on Right to Education at Utkal Ashram, Berhampur, Ganjam. Legislator, SMC Members, members of PanchayatSamitis, representatives of NGOs also spelt out the ground realities of RTE Act implementation in the state.
The programme was organized in association with ISRD and CHILDLINE. Issues pertaining to RTE Context like, SMC Management, teachers vacancy and spending on education like supply of textbook and school uniforms were vividly discussued.
Explaining the purpose of the public hearing, State Advocacy Coordinator of NCE Mr.Naba Kishor Pujari said that Public hearing is a major platform to discuss issues, challenges and affirmative actions regarding RTE Implementation.Spending on public education is a core challenge and therefore, there is a need to come up with such cases so that some issues can be resolved.
Addressing the gathering, Local MLA Mr.Ramesh Chandra Chyau Pattnaik appreciated the effort of NCE and ISRD and pointed out that education should be considered as a common issue, and he assured that after the cases are collected , he will definitely look after the matters.
Participating in the public hearing, Project Coordinator, pedagogy of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Ganjam Mr. ManoranjanSahu responded to all queries and assured of undertaking follow up and monitoring of the cases.
Among others, , RTI Activist Mr.PradipPradhan , CHILDLINE Director and Chairman ISRD Mr .SudhirSabat collected all the cases and responded to the questions.Dr.Subhashree Das, State Research and Documentation Officer gave formal vote of thanks for active participation of the participants and the panelists.