Irked by their lies and negligence, the minister reportedly lashed out at the officials and further pointed out that the schools were neither properly cleaned nor were the computer labs ideally used the way it should have been.
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Delhi Education Minister and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia disciplined over 32 education department directors for not keeping up with the mobile app which is designed to monitor sanitation activities in schools.
Job not well done
- While most officials responded positively when asked by the minister, the data presented a contradictory result that found only eight officers regularly log in
- Irked by their lies and negligence, the minister reportedly lashed out at the officials and further pointed out that the schools were neither properly cleaned nor were the computer labs ideally used the way it should have been
- According to sources, the minister had, prior to the meeting, visited four schools that work in the evening shift in the third week of November, and found the schools in a dirty condition, with unused computer labs, and students loitering in corridors
- “In almost all schools I visited, many children were not inside their classrooms and appeared to be wandering in corridors during teaching hours. There were several classrooms in which there weren’t any teachers. Truancy of this kind cannot continue in our schools,” said the minister in a letter to the education directors, as reported in The Indian Express
A drive to clean school surroundings
In a bid to promote cleanliness and better infrastructure across the government schools in Delhi, the government has laid more focus on the mission since last few years. Estate managers were hired to monitor the surroundings of schools and to maintain cleanliness including administrative and infrastructure maintenance so that the academic staffs can be prevented from such extra activities and invest more focus on quality education.
Estate managers will remain online to monitor sanitation and respond to complaints coming through the mobile app. The objective was to promote transparency in the system where all necessary information, reports, and complaints could be easily logged in and made accessible to the concern department and to the ministry.