Hostel-Ashram will be repaired before the school opens, instructions given by Tribal Welfare Department

Raipur. Instructions have been given to repair all the hostels and ashrams being run by the Tribal Welfare Department before the start of the academic session. All necessary arrangements have been made for the cleanliness and repair of hostels-ashrams, drinking water arrangement, painting and mess arrangements.

It is worth noting that along with the arrangement of hostels-ashrams, the Commissioner, Tribal and Scheduled Caste Development Department has issued detailed guidelines to all the Assistant Commissioners for holding monitoring committee meeting and parent-child conference. It has also been said in the issued instructions that along with providing benefits of departmental schemes to the students studying in hostel-ashram schools, arrangements should be made for free food, pure clean drinking water, electricity, building, yoga, health check-up, tuition.

All the students have also been asked to include millet in breakfast. The scheme of conducting state tour for the students studying in the hostel-ashram schools of Bastar and Surguja division should also be implemented. In the hostels-ashrams, instructions related to cleanliness and pictures of hand washing have been compulsorily asked to be marked on the walls. It should be made mandatory for the students to wash their hands with soap and wipe them with clean cloth before eating. Enlightening pictures, useful general knowledge, time-table and important telephone and mobile numbers of officials associated with the hostel-ashram should be mentioned on the inner walls of the hostels.

Instructions have also been given to prepare a list of talented children of low income group from the schools after meeting with the principals, principals and superintendents for admission in hostels-ashrams and to get them admission as per rules on priority basis. Students of class 11th and 12th should be given admission in pre-matric hostels on vacant seats as per rules. Girls hostel and ashram should have pucca building, residential house for superintendent, watchman and city soldier. If the superintendent’s residence is in the same building complex, separate exit door should be arranged for it.

There should be proper arrangements for compound, electricity, drinking water and toilets in the building. Women town soldiers have been posted in girls’ hostels-ashrams, in girls’ institutions where women town soldiers are not posted, there should be arrangements for women watchmen during the night.

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