As per available data, while Bihar shows an improvement in the pupil-teacher ratio between 2009-10 and 2013-014 from 57 to 51, it remained far below the national average which changed from 32 to 26 in the same period.
In a circular dated September 8, the HRD ministry has instructed all bureau heads in the ministry to circulate instructions from the Prime Minister’s Office to this effect to all institutions and bodies under them for “strict adherence”.
The Muslim community has registered a moderate 0.8 per cent growth to touch 17.22 crore in the 10 year period between 2001 and 2011, up from 13.8 crore, while Hindus population showed a decline by 0.7 per cent at 96.63 crore during the period, the census data said.
Aadhaar, implemented by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and launched by the previous UPA government, provides a unique, bio-metrically verified 12-digit number to all residents of the country.
In its report tabled in Parliament, the standing committee on rural development, headed by AIADMK leader P Venugopal, noted the ministry had not taken the panel’s recommendation in the “right perspective”.