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Experts welcome removal of caste, religion column in Andhra Pradesh's school registers

Educationalists, parents and students have welcomed the Andhra Pradeshgovernment's decision to avoid mention of the caste and religion of students in the school attendance register henceforth.School Education Commissioner V China Veerabhadrudu issued a circular in this regard recently. "It is brought to the notice of the Director of School Education, AP, that in some schools the details of students’ caste and religion are being mentioned and girl students’ names are being written in red ink in attendance registers," read the circular. "In this context, all the officers are hereby requested to issue instructions to the field level functionaries that, not to mention the caste and religion of the students in the attendance register and maintain the attendance register in a uniform manner in the matter," it added.........Read more