Retired women army officers to give self-defence training in schools

EDMC has decided to recruit retired women officers from Indian army and paramilitary forces for providing year long self-defence training to female students and teachers in its schools.
‘We are making the self-defence training mandatory for every female student and teacher in our schools,’ said Mahek Singh, chairman of standing committee in EDMC. The standing committee also approved a budget allocation of Rs 1 crore in 2013-14 for the project. ‘One time self-defence training does not instil confidence in women, so we are making it permanent,’ added Singh.
The standing committee rejected the tax increase proposals of the commissioneras well as levy of new taxes.  Singh further said EDMC will install CCTVs in all the primary schools of the corporation. He also announced 11 new primary schools in EDMC to match the norm of a school within one km radius under Right to Education (RTE). The corporation presently has 400 schools in 250 buildings. The standing committee increased the development budget for recently regularised colonies from Rs 1.20 to Rs 10 crore.
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