Impressed with the projects, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje has asked the district collectors of Jalore, Banswara, Churu and Nagaur to keep the state principal secretary (planning) updated regarding their innovative initiatives, which include a mobile monitoring system for rural development projects (Jalore), a smart classroom project (Banswara) and an infection-free gift kit to girl child (Churu and Nagaur).
The four-day collector-superintendent of police conference was held at the state secretariat from July 22 to 25. Jalore district collector Jitendra Kumar Soni has launched a GPS-enabled mobile inspection and monitoring system to eliminate delays and errors in the government-run projects.
The hi-tech system, launched in January this year, helps keep track on projects in real time. Under the system, inspectors have been provided with a tab (mobile device). The tab helps capture the work stage details, images and videos with other relevant data, which can be transmitted to the concerced officials. Geo-tagging of work at various stages helps curb corruption and bring transparency. Besides, the system can generate inspection orders, which can be mailed to the concerned officials.
Raje also found Banswara collector Prakash Rajpurohi’s smart classroom project, being run in government schools of Banswara, interesting.
Going at par with the education at private schools and making education more interesting and interactive, the project is running presently at 55 government schools and benifitting students of class 11 to 12 in subjects like Mathematics, Science and General Knowledge.
The district administration targets to cover 100 schools by next month under the smart classroom project.
Nagaur collector Rajan Vishal launched the scheme of providing infection-free gift kit to newborn girl child in January 2015. The kit contained clothes for newborn in order to increase hygiene and cleanliness. The project is being run with the support of local NGOs and private companies. The scheme was also launched in Churu.
In addition to the infection free kit, the Nagaur administration has also released a booklet compiling 66 schemes of state and central governments related to children according to age and life cycle.