Reposing his faith in estate managers in government schools, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday said he was certain the condition of the state-run schools will improve in the next two to three years.
Kejriwal was speaking at the launch of a new application meant for assisting newly-appointed estate managers in government schools.
“We had promised to improve the condition of government schools during our election campaign. Initially, we wondered if we would be able to fulfil the promise, but not anymore. The app will be used by the managers to file complaints and inspection reports regarding the day-to-day maintenance of school infrastructure,” he said.
Interacting with principals, Kejriwal suggested they make a list of all complaints regarding school infrastructure and submit them to the respective zonal education director by May 15. Estate managers are appointed by principals for the upkeep of school infrastructure such as buildings, sanitation, safety and security.
The government had cleared the proposal to hire estate managers after principals complained of not being able to focus solely on education as they had to take care of maintenance of schools as well.
Atishi Marlena, adviser to the education minister, said, “The app will be available with all estate managers. They will conduct an inspection every day before 9 am and report problems, if any, to the person concerned. They will then file an action-taken report via the app so that it is available for the perusal of the Directorate of Education and education minister by 11 am.”
Education Minister Manish Sisodia requested the estate managers to treat the “school building like their home”.