The first team started the raid and search operations at the residence of Sukanta Acharya, the executive assistant of the former education minister Partha Chatterjee at New Barrackpore in North 24-Parganas.
To set the targets and strategy for the new academic session (2022-23) from July, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s Education Minister, held an interactive session with the principals of Delhi government schools on Saturday. The session was attended by over 200 school principals from all across Delhi.
Sisodia called on the school principals to set minimum benchmarks regarding the school infrastructure, cleanliness, and school environment. In the last seven years, he said the government has done a lot of work on schools and has given a great model of education.
“But now, it is the responsibility of the school heads to set their own accountability for their school and ensure that nothing in the school falls below the minimum benchmark set by them. For this, the government will provide all the necessary facilities and funds to the schools. Also, schools will be reviewed from time to time by the DoE officials to check the maintenance of schools,” Sisodia said.
“Now it’s the responsibility of principals to ensure that no student is left behind when we move ahead with the next session after summer vacation,” Sisodia said.
Apart from this, along with the implementation of various academic activities, principals need to ensure a minimum benchmark in the quality of education, cleanliness and maintenance of infrastructure in their schools, he said.
The Delhi Deputy Chief Minister told the principals, “The aim of the Delhi government is to provide dignified education spaces to all children coming to Delhi Government schools and not paying attention to the same will be an injustice to children who have chosen our schools over others.”
The interaction between the Education Minister and the principals was mostly centered around academic priorities of Delhi government schools, cleanliness and maintenance of classrooms and schools, and the development of positive classroom culture.
Confirming that the schools are implementing the curriculum well which is evident from the results, however, he said, “To make it a huge success the government will need their further support. With the new session, principals will have to take complete responsibility for implementing the curriculum innovatively and properly. They must ensure dedicated duration for Mindset Curricula should not be utilised for any other subject.”
Speaking about Business Blasters, Sisodia informed the principals that while selecting the ideas for the next season of Business Blasters, they should focus on the unique concept of the idea, its benefit to the customers, team strength, passion, excitement and quality of presentation.
“Apart from this, principals must also take the responsibility of maintaining a positive classroom culture. They should encourage teachers and students to turn classrooms into their area of expression and thoughts,” the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister added.