In order to check bunking in schools and ensure higher attendance, the Delhi government has proposed introduction of electronic chip-fitted identity cards for students.
At present, there are around 1,000 government schools in the national capital with over 15 lakh students.
“We have plans to introduce electronic chip-fitted cards for students which will be connected to sensor-based CCTV cameras installed in institution premises.
“With this chip, the government will be able to keep a check on bunking of class by students and sharing the information with parents,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds education portfolio, said.
According to Sisodia, through the ID card the school administration can detect movement of students and, if he or she bunks class, they will get to know about this.
“Parents will be able to detect how many times students has bunked their classes,” he said.
Apart from this, Sisodia said the government will develop a ‘School Village’, which will have 10 schools specialising in different categories like science, sports, commerce, in North-East Delhi.
“For the first time, Delhi government will come out with School Village where around 10 schools specialised in various fields will be constructed.
“Government has found 30 acres land for developing School Village in North-East Delhi. It may take around one year to complete the project,” Sisodia further said.