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Karnataka: Education Minister BC Nagesh launches new portal, announces new benefit initiatives for teachers

Karnataka’s Education Minister BC Nagesh launched a portal for the Minister of School Education, Literacy and Sakala on Thursday that provides a joint view and insight into the education department’s performance and progress.

This web portal provides access to multiple departmental IT systems, which are used by different departments/departments of the department. The portal also collects relevant information/data from multiple IT systems currently used in the department.

“The portal aims to make the education department more transparent. Teachers, students and ordinary citizens can also address the grievances related to the education department and flag issues that sometimes do not reach the level of the ministry,” Nagesh said at the event’s launch.

Some of the notable features highlighted in the web portal include a dashboard page with information and brief details about the number of schools, the number of teachers, the daily consolidated online presence of the students in the state, the midday meals consumed at a daily basis and the beneficiaries of, among other things, free textbooks.

The minister can also give instructions to the officials concerned via the online mode and request clarification by setting deadlines. The portal also provides details related to the schools such as the number of schools, the school infrastructure, the school facilities and the number of teachers in the department with a drill-down facility to view statistical information on educational district and block-level details.

It also provides data related to exam like Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exam details like overall results, pass rate, school type-wise results, gender-wise results, social category-wise results, area-wise (urban/rural) results and mediocre results among others.

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Nagesh also announced the launch of online services for the Karnataka State Teachers Benefit Fund. The initiative includes eight modules such as issuance of a life membership card, receipts and payments, accidental death assistance to the teachers and students, financial aid to the teachers for the higher studies of their children (Rs 2,000, Rs 3,000 or Rs 5000) and merit grants (Rs 2,000, Rs 3,000, Rs 4,000 or Rs 6,000), family support to the relatives of the deceased teacher family and vocational education scholarship to the students.



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