On Wednesday during an inauguration of the Government Smart Primary School at village Machhiwara Sahib and the Government Senior Secondary Smart School at village Mundia Kalan, School Education and Public Works Minister of Punjab, Vijay Inder Singla declared that the state government will be implementing a smart school policy. This policy aims to revamp all the government schools of the state.
He also put the foundation of One Stop Center to assist women at Civil Hospital Ludhiana.
Addressing the media, Singla said the policy is being introduced by the education department, with the aim of the development of all 19,000 schools in the state.
Under this policy, 50 percent of the funding will come from the government and 50 percent will be by the local people. With this proposal, the Department of Education will ensure focus on the education and holistic development of students.
Under this policy, all schools will be equipped with solar energy panels which will not only enable the school to meet electricity demands but also return the surplus power as a source of income, said Singla.
The schools will also see the installation of a biometric system to ensure attendance.
The minister highlighted the fact that the online transfer policy has been quite successful. Under this policy, 6200 transfers have been carried out in two rounds, whereas the third round is in process.
He also said that in an attempt to prevent the financial loot of parents and students, the school administration has been instructed to prevent the monopoly of any particular shop to buy school books, uniforms or stationery, etc. There will legal actions against any such violations of guidelines.
The Minister also encouraged students to give away their old books to their respective schools after the completion of their session which can come handy for the students in need. A similar campaign is being launched to promote sports culture in schools.
Singla also stated that the repair work for three roads in the Machhiwara Sahib will be done in the next four months for which Rs 28 crore is being funded by the Punjab Government. He also mentioned that the One Stop Center at Civil Hospital will cost Rs 45.5 lakh for which the tender process has been completed.