State education minister Vasudev Devnani was startled at the quality of mid-day meals provided at government schools. Minister Devnani visited various schools and tasted the mid-day meals served there on Saturday.

Host of irregularities came to the forefront

When Devnani went on a surprise visit to various government schools, he was shocked at the poor condition of schools, be it education, sanitary, misuse of school resources or detestable mid-day meals.

In addition to finding unreasonably low student registrations, the minister also discovered that a clerk was absent without taking prior approval. Devnani directed officials to take strict actions against the clerk.

‘Minister on Wheels’ initiative

While inspecting the schools in Beer and Balwanta, the minister found poor functioning of the schools, in respect of the education standards, hygiene, cleanliness, and quality of food. Devnani instructed the school officials to beef up school standards and ensure delivery of standard education.

Devanani got irked at the sight of staff’s vehicles parked in the verandah to protect them from ongoing rains in Beer village. Devanani chided the teachers saying if teachers don’t follow acts of discipline, we should not expect the students to follow.

‘Mirror scheme’ launched by education department fails

On Devnani’s visit to various government schools, he found not a single mirror in the school premises except one in the principal’s cabin. He discovered that there was no mirror in the schools premises for the conveniences of the students.

“Many irregularities found in these two schools and I called education officials on spot and warned them of consequences. I directed officials to issue show cause notice to the principals,” said Devnani.

New Uniform for students

A new dress code has been introduced in the schools, students of which are free to get it stitched from anywhere. Strict action will be taken against those found exhorting students to get uniforms stitched from particular shops, thereby indulging in secret profits.


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