Chandigarh: To streamline the entire school education system and be ready for futuristic challenges, Punjab Government has now resorted on Information Technology to make school education up to date. In this direction, a number of initiatives have been initiated under the e-governance in the school education system. Under this Online school management system E-Punjab School, E-Office, Grievances Redressal System, Biometric Attendance System, Availibility of Adhaar Card to Students, GIS mapping of schools, Unification of Portals, Mobile Applications and various softwares have been launched.
Cabinet Minister said that online system “E-Punjab school” has been implemented in all government schools under which information about school staff, students and school infrastructure is provided online and it has been updated by the concerned school managements at regular intervals. An online system called E-Office has been adopted to monitor the activities of Diary/Dak and files movements.
Apart from this online complaint redressel system has been linked to the departmental website. Each staff member can make their complaint online, which automatically marked to concerned branch for the next course of action. A mobile based biometric attendance system has been developed to ensure attendance in schools. Aadhaar card number generated of 99% government school students online and this number has been linked to various scholarships and other incentive schemes. Soni further said that GIS mapping of all government schools has been conducted for the purpose of creating a proper record of school properties and after this the actual distance between one school to another finds online. The School Education Department has also introduced a number of mobile applications, including the provision of School Login (For School Heads), Staff Login (For Staff Members) and MDM (Monitoring of Mid Day Meal) etc.