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Sisodia suspends top edu dept officers

After visiting a school which he found in a “horrific” condition, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday suspended two top officials of the education department and the Principal of the institute of North-west Delhi.

The move is aimed at sending out a “clear message” that the government will not tolerate any official who put the future of children at stake, Sisodia said.

Apart from the Principal of the Government Boys School, Alipur, the Deputy Director of Education (Northwest district) and education officer were suspended for “dereliction of duties.” 

“Visited school today, found it in horrific condition; school filthy, classes disorderly, <g data-gr-id="45">fin</g> irregularities. Shocked at <g data-gr-id="37">condition</g> of school; Dy Dir Education hadn’t visited <g data-gr-id="38">school</g> in 5 yrs! How can we allow such an officer to remain?” Sisodia said.

Describing his experience in a series of tweets, Sisodia said that during the visit he found that cars of teachers were parked in empty classrooms and children were sitting in “broken-down rooms.” 
“School was filthy, rooms locked, children stuffed into <g data-gr-id="41">hall</g>. Is this how a Principal runs a school?...This is unacceptable! Children have never entered Chemistry lab as Lab Asst never comes to school; have ordered his compulsory retirement,” he said. 

Meanwhile, Sisodia on Friday stressed the need for a dedicated cadre of revenue staff and a new revenue manual within a year’s time.

For better governance, Sisodia said that a specialised and dedicated cadre of revenue staff was needed. “The government will target to bring out a new revenue manual within a year’s time,” he added.

He was speaking during the inauguration of the new office of the District Magistrate (North). As desired by the Deputy CM, Komal, a 12th standard student of SKV Bakhtawarpur, did the honours of the ceremonial ribbon cutting.

The minister read out the names of labourers who took part in the construction of the building.
Underscoring the need for timely resolution of issues, Sisodia handed over two complaints to the District Magistrate which were received from citizens.

Applauding the speedy construction of the DM office by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC), he also asked the DTTDC to construct the school buildings in record time. 
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