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Odisha to monitor Ujjwal, Utthan schemes through mobile app

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha government decided to monitor two educational schemes Ujjwal and Utthan through mobile app for transparency.

The directive in this regard was given to all the district education officers (DEOs), district project coordinators (DPCs) and block education officers (BEOs) by School & Mass Education Secretary Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra through video conference on Thursday.

Notably, Ujjwal and Utthan schemes were launched by the School & Mass Education department to improve education at elementary level in Odisha. While Ujjwal is designed to enhance overall development of children for Class I to V, the Utthan scheme was rolled out for implementation in schools for Class VI to VIII.

Besides, the authorities also decided to merge as many as 2,152 primary and upper primary schools with 1,954 schools.

The move came after the state level committees submitted their report to the State committee recommending merger of the schools with nearest schools situated at a distance of less than 100 metre in all the districts.

The process for merger of the schools is underway in the past one and half year.

Sources said that the process will be finalised in the next three months.