Delhi school principals under fire for not keeping premises clean

first_imgIn a surprise move, the Delhi government is planning to stop annual increment of principals of around 100 government schools for two years for not keeping their institution premises clean.In November, deputy CM Manish Sisodia had directed principals to keep school premises clean, warning that under FR-16, there is also a provision of stopping increment for two years. The government that time also said it was a sin to make children sit in dirty classrooms.Around 1,000 governmentrun schools had been given a deadline of December 10 to maintain cleanliness in their premises. After the deadline, a mobile app was developed for inspection by the School Management Committee (SMC) on the lines of Swachh App.”On the basis of pictures shared by 225 inspecting SMC teams, 15-20 per cent of schools were found violating the government directives. Hence, I have asked department officers to stop increment of principals, who did not follow directives, for two years,” Sisodia said.He also said that the government has plans to develop a ‘School Village’, which will have 10 schools specialised in different categories like science, sports, commerce, in North-East Delhi. “For the first time, Delhi government will come out with School Village where around 10 schools specialised in various fields will be constructed,” he said.RELATEDSOne in four school kids’ liver at risk of damage, reveals survey AAP government set to tighten screws on private schoolslast_img read more