Mah govt to introduce Master Cards for school students

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Mumbai, Mar 26 (UNI) Maharashtra government will introduce Master Cards system for the school students across the state for restricting bogus registration of students at school level.

Minister of State for School Education Hasan Musharaf made this announcement in the Legislative Council today.

Making a statement on a question asked by Sharad Patil (JDS), Jayant Patil (PWP) and others, during the Question Hour, the Minister said that the government will start the Master Card system for students, from class one to class 10, to keep a track on the correct number of students studying in a specific school.

He stated that the system will have a unique number for each student and will restrict bogus registration of the students.

The members, who had raised the issue, had claimed that in the year 2005-06 more than 12 lakh bogus students were found listed on the attendance register and as the state is spending Rs 6,000 per student per annum, various school authorities had duped the government to the tune of crores of rupees by producing bogus names of students.

Speaking about this, Mr Musharaf said that as per the records, government had found one lakh bogus registrations of students and it will will conduct a survey to check the number of students registered and number of students actually admitted in the schools.

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