The central government has started the process of computerizing the information of all recognized schools in the state. Under this process, instructions have been given to all the schools in the country to fill all the information on the new portal called U-DICE Plus by November 10. Based on this information, the annual planning of the Samajra Shiksha Yojana and the state-wise educational indices will be effectively implemented by the central government.
In the U-DICE Plus system, information will be collected by the central government in two phases. In the first phase, information on school statistics, school security, grants and expenditure, vocational training, physical facilities, computer and innovative digital initiatives, teaching and non-teaching staff etc. will be computerized. In the second phase, the detailed information of the students in the schools will be uploaded.
This will include the student’s name, father’s name, mother’s name, mobile number, home address, class, general register number, date of birth, caste, type of disability, free facilities provided by the government, vocational education related information. Apart from this, information about out-of-school students, Aadhaar related information, RTE admissions, support facilities will also be updated from the school level in the U-DICE Plus software.
Schools have to complete the first phase information by November 10. District level computer programmers are conducting workshops for the officers working on the U DICE Plus system and training the Group Education Officers, Extension Officers, Center Heads, Program Officers, Construction Department Officers, Officers working for disabled students, teachers are being imparted on the system. These officers are expected to provide training to the principals of the schools in their area.
As the information to be filled in U-DICE Plus is required for the implementation of various schemes of the Central and State Governments, the information must be accurate. Schools should fill this information carefully.
– Kailas Pagare, Project Director, State Council of Primary Education