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Real-time tracking in the state's 40,000 public schools brings about a big drop in absenteeism among teachers, students.

During official work hours, government school principals and teachers in Gujarat have a habit of keeping tabs on their cell phones-for a call they can miss only at their own peril. The voice on the other end verifies their presence in school, seeking details of when they reported to work and what their day's schedule is. Gujarat started real-time monitoring of school teachers a year ago to curb

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