A unique scheme is being planned by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry to track the academic performance of the school children across the country. The new scheme would also keep a record of the dropouts and help identify their problems for sure. The scheme has been named ‘Shaala ASMITA’ which is the acronym for All School Monitoring Individual Tracking and Analysis.
The system of tracking the data will be online where it will be connected to all the schools under the government. Through the assistance of the local and state administration the data will be collected and fed to the system. The performance of the students would also get monitored and assessed. The performance of individual children would be tracked by their Aadhaar number or through a specially generated number.
An official of the ministry said, “The HRD ministry is getting support of the states for this unique initiative and it is expected that the scheme will be launched by mid-June.” The new scheme is expected to help provide accurate information and data about the services provided in the schools as well. It would also be helpful to keep track of the various programmes running in the schools such as Mid-Day meal scheme and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
The decision to introduce one such online portal to monitor the progress of millions of children in the schools over the country, the Union HRD minister Smriti Irani showed her intent in the last month through a series of tweets. She was willing to create a system which would effectively identify the dropouts and keep track of the proper progress of the students.