After failing to upgrade and maintain the infrastructure of its schools during summer breaks,the North Municipal Corporation commissioner has ordered six deputy commissioners to survey the schools and submit a report within four days.
North corporation Commissioner P K Gupta told deputy commissioners to survey schools in their areas and take up repair tasks on the district level.
All DCs have been told to take up work related to school buildings and we have asked them to submit their report on the work they should have accomplished. Incomplete buildings pose a threat to students and therefore officials have been asked to fast-track the work. They have been told to look at security-related infrastructure like raising the height of wall and putting barbed wires, Gupta said.
According to officials,25 per cent of North corporation school buildings are yet to be repaired. The engineering and electrical departments are yet to complete the task given to them,officials said.
North Corporation education committee chairperson Ram Kishan Bansiwal said schools in Nathupura and Civil Lines zones are in a bad shape. I have visited schools where the electrical wires are lying outside or over the building. These electrical wires pose a serious threat to the lives of the students. I have asked officials to look into it,yet the electrical and engineering department has been acting lazy in finishing this work. The work was supposed to be finished in summer breaks,but all these departments delayed the work assigned to them, Bansiwal said.
The Education department was supposed to provide students with desks,but it has managed to procure only 11,000 desks till now,against a requirement of 26,000 desks. Coming to providing security guards,the corporation was supposed to provide guards in the beginning of this year. The file pertaining to security guards is pending with the Delhi government and therefore,the process has been delayed. We have sent reminders,asking them to clear the files but it seems that providing guards to the schools is of least importance to the government, Bansiwal alleged.