In a bid to provide a secure atmosphere to students of residential ashram schools across the State, the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Development department has issued a comprehensive guideline for management of the institutions under which the headmasters have been entrusted with the pivotal role.
As per new rules, issued by Secretary Santosh Kumar Sarangi, every aspect of the inmates of the residential schools will remain documented for verification and monitoring. For a start, a male teacher will be appointed as superintendent of boys hostels and a lady teacher for girls hostel as the assistant superintendent. Headmaster and assistant superintendent will be in charge of security and health of the inmates.
The headmaster will send a report on the 10th of every month to the District Social Welfare Officer who will send an official for inspection. The department has also planned to deploy mobile health vans for periodic health check-up. Anganwadi workers have been instructed to monitor hygiene and sanitation.
Since there has been reports about outbreak of diseases and inmates falling sick, a special drive will be undertaken to disinfect the hostel campuses and the water sources.
Ban has been imposed on consumption of liquor by teachers or other staff. Collectors too have been asked to constitute a team for inspection of the hostels once in every two months.