Delhi LG inaugurates 15 smart municipal schools

Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena inaugurated 15 model smart schools under the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Saturday and announced that all schools under the civic body would be similarly upgraded by the end of the year. ‘year.

Calling it the start of a new chapter when it comes to schools run by the civic body in the capital, Mr Saxena said the main aim of the initiative was to ensure that all MCD schools become the best in their category.

The schools have an interactive computer-based learning pedagogy, reflecting how much “progressive and positive development” was happening in primary education where computer education was now part of it, said Raj Niwas in a press release.

“Such innovative steps will ensure holistic and comprehensive student development. We will try to expand this initiative to 1,000 MCD schools by the end of this year,” Mr. Saxena said.

“The 75th Independence Day celebrated as ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is a good opportunity to inaugurate and take forward these smart model schools. It will be the most worthy tribute to our freedom fighters and founding fathers who envisioned the best in education for our children and future generations,” he said.

Sanitation workers

In a related development, the LG has issued regularization letters to 187 contract ‘Swachhta saitiks’, or sanitation workers, hitherto employed by the MCD as daily wagers. The workers were hired by the civic body between 1998 and 2000.

“I still remember, on June 14, when a cleanliness campaign was launched by the MCD throughout the capital, I assured our swachhata saitiks that their problems would be definitively solved. The nearly 22-year wait is over,” he said.

“In the future, the MCD will regularize the remaining daily betting workers and replace the sanitation workers against the vacancies in a phased manner,” he said.

After the trifurcation of the civic body, he said, 13,124 temporary sanitation workers were regularized by the three companies.

“The MCD is sensitive to the well-being of its employees. In view of this, the MCD has given jobs to 109 people in the engineering department as compensation for dependents of deceased municipal employees,” he said.

“Over the past 10 years, MCD has given employment to 2,810 dependents of deceased municipal employees as compensation in various departments. Over the past 10 years, 368 sanitation workers have been promoted to Sanitation Guides and 390 to Assistant Sanitation Inspectors respectively,” he added.

Melissa C. Keyes