Atal Residential Schools set to commence classes in July
Lucknow: Aiming to provide quality and free education to children of labourers, the Yogi Government of Uttar Pradesh is going to start Atal Residential Schools from the upcoming academic year. The entrance exam will be held in May 2023 while the admissions process is scheduled to begin in June. The applications for admission will be submitted in February or March whereas in July, the classes will begin.
Soon, the hiring procedure for teachers and other staff members would start. In each of the 18 divisional headquarters, construction on the Atal Residential Schools is progressing quickly.
Applications can also be submitted online
As per the schedule, applications can be sought anytime between February 15 and February 20. Online applications can also be sought for this. Applications for admission can be submitted from March 20 to 25 while towards the end of April, admit cards will be distributed.
At the same time, the exam will take place at the end of May, while the merit list will be released in the middle of June, and after counseling and admission, the teaching work will start in July. Each school will start with 80 students in Class 6. The entrance exam will be conducted through CBSE.
A family’s maximum of two children is eligible
The signing of a MoU for holding the entrance exam for children of construction workers and orphans through the CBSE is currently in the process. Children of duly registered construction workers, who have served at least one year (365 days) of the board’s membership period following registration, will be eligible for taking the entrance examination.
A maximum of two children from the family of a construction worker will be allowed to attend the school. Children should be between the ages of 10 and 12 (based on Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya). The decision on an orphan child’s eligibility is proposed.
Recruitment process will be completed soon
Each school would have a principal, an administrative officer, and a staff of 11 teachers. A total of 80 students will be accommodated in every school.
In case of a delay in the hiring of teachers, 6 teachers may be arranged for immediate teaching. For the academic session 2023–24, the appointment of the principal for all schools is proposed to be completed by mid-February 2023 and all other appointments by mid-May 2023.
For the positions of principal, administrative officer, and teachers in Atal residential schools, a permanent appointment process is currently underway. For the teaching and non-teaching positions at the Atal Residential Schools, rules have been prepared and the process of approval is underway.