Delhi Government to install CCTV cameras in schools: Secretary, Education

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Delhi government is planning to bring in Closed Circuit Television cameras (CCTV) in schools not just for the purpose of security but also to keep a tab on what is going on inside classrooms.

This was stated by Ms Punya Salila Shrivastava, Secretary, Education at the Conference on The role of Affordable & Accessible Technology organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in New Delhi on Tuesday (Aug 30).

Speaking on importance of quality education for all, she elaborated upon the key initiatives taken by the Delhi Government this year.

She informed the gathering that the prime focus of the Delhi government was provision of adequate facilities, good infrastructure, dynamic curriculum and competent teachers in all its schools.

“We have about 1,011 government schools where study nearly 15 lakhs children. In a single class about 100-150 children sit. In some crowded areas of East and north East Delhi, schools are running in three shifts a day,” she said.”The task at hand is massive, but we are prepared to do our best,” she added.

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