The Directorate of Primary Education, Maharashtra, has said that principals and heads of state-run schools will be strictly responsible for dysfunctional and unclean toilets in their schools. This follows a diktat from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for clean toilets for school-going children. A showcause notice will be issued to school heads if they fail to provide proper standards of sanitation in their schools as far as toilets are concerned.
“The government is under pressure from the central government to start all school inspections with a toilet inspection. This is a great move to make sure every school will have a functional toilet,” an official said. The central government is also said to be keenly watching every move of the state and weekly reports are sent by each state to MHRD about progress of toilet construction.
Although the project was to be completed by October 31, 2014 the state delayed it and claims it will be completed by December 31, 2014.