The Delhi government on Sunday organised the first school management committees (SMC) meeting which is aimed at bridging the gap between the parents and government schools.
The sabha was organised for management committees of government schools in the Burari Assembly constituency. Members from 15 schools attended the event held at Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Civil Lines in New Delhi to share their grievances with the government officials.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was present during the event where the parents spoke about the problems faced by them.
“The concept of the SMC sabha was to provide a platform to parent and SMC members to voice their issues with the schools to officials concerned, in order to ensure effective and speedy resolution,” according to an official release.
Speaking at the event, Sisodia said, “The government is very keen on involving parents and the community in school administration. SMCs are playing a very constructive role in improving the condition of government schools today.”
Sisodia, who sought tighter deadlines for completion of work and pulled up the officials who were found to be lax, would personally follow-up all commitments made by officials to ensure that the works get completed on time.
During the event, when a parent complained of poor grain quality in mid-day meals, Sisodia enquired about it and gave the the contractor a week’s time to improve food quality, failing which the contractor would be penalised and replaced.
Regarding the complaints of delay in construction of classrooms, he asked officials of PWD and Education Department to convene a meeting on Monday.
Apart from Sisodia, Burari MLA Sanjeev Jha, District Magistrate (North East District), and officials of education department, PWD, Delhi Jal Board, MCD and Delhi Police attended the event.