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AAP govt warns schools on dirty classrooms, inspection to begin post Dec 9

The Education department has directed the schools to file an Action Taken Report (ATR) on the status of cleanliness and hygiene in their respective campuses by December 9

By: PTI |
December 8, 2015 11:08:31 am
File photo Schools have been asked to upload this information on the ‘Swachhta’ Page at the department’s website

The Delhi government has on Monday strictly warned school officials of “suspension” from services in case of failure to ensure cleanliness within December 10 saying it was a “sin” to make children sit in dirty classrooms.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the Education portfolio said school management committee (SMC) teams and senior officers of the department will begin inspections of schools across the national capital after the deadline in this regard.

The Education department has directed the schools to file an Action Taken Report (ATR) on the status of cleanliness and hygiene in their respective campuses by December 9. Action against defaulters may include suspension from service and initiation of departmental proceedings as per rules, the government said.

“The government is of the considered view that it is no less than a sin to force children to sit in dirty classes and
complacently watch them playing in unclean grounds where there is filth and rubbish,” the department said in a statement.

According to officials, the government will treat it as a long-term measure and all schools have been advised to make
the cleanliness drive a part of their official routines in their respective campuses.

Schools have been asked to upload this information on the ‘Swachhta’ Page at the department’s website and urged to
engage sanitation staff even if that requires engaging extra workers from the market in addition to the existing strength of staff.

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