In the wake of improving the quality education in primary sections, Maharashtra government is geared up to track 1.6 crore school students as there are high dropout rates in the state. To keep a check on the dropouts Devendra Fadnavis government has put in practice the unique child tracking system, using the Aadhaar identification number of all the students in the age group of 6-14 years.
The new tracking system will start from 22 May and will be applicable to both public and private schools. According to the Annual Status of Education report 2015, a survey done by Pratham group found that the learning standards in the schools are poorer than other states. In the report it was found that 70 per cent of students from class VIII could not do basic addition and subtraction sums.
Under the new system developed under National Informatics Centre, the government planned to maintain records of school going children, academic performance, basic profile, and benefits provided to them by the government.
It has also mentioned that for the underperformance of the student, management would be held responsible during the assessment process. Maharashtra government has also decided to club the system with a survey to identify out of school students in the state.
The state government has also set a target to bring down the girl dropout ratio in class X to 5 per cent. It is observed that the girl dropout ratio increases specially after the completion of primary education. The state of education in India is not very cordial. The dropout ratio has been increasing in Chhattisgarh as well. Being the tribal area of the country, the education to girls is miniscule. The dropout rates is 2.97 per cent in the state.