With a view to checking the increasing number of theft cases of Edusat equipment from government schools, Punjab director general school education (DGSE) Kahan Singh Pannu has asked the district education officers (secondary) to conduct inquiry into such theft cases.
Pannu said, “The number of theft cases of Edusat equipment is on the rise and it is very important to know that where the problem lies. So we have asked the district education officers (DEO) to inquire about the theft cases first and then lodge an FIR at the nearest police station and send a report regarding it to the head office. It has come to our notice that the district education officers are not taking steps to stop these theft cases. They just lodge the FIR. So the DEOs must inquire the matter from the school authorities and take steps to stop theft Edusat equipment at government schools.”
Principal of Government Senior Secondary School, Isewal, Anoop Kumar Passi said, “Two LCDs were stolen from the Edusat laboratory on February 24, 2012. We have lodged an FIR at the Dakha village police station. Computers seem to be an easy and lucrative pick for the perpetrators.”
District Edusat coordinator Narinder Saggar said, “In Ludhiana district, theft cases of Edusat equipment are not much as we have only received two such complaints. Maybe the number of such cases is on the rise in other districts of the state.”
“We have directed the schools to put the Edusat equipment in a security room. We have also been conducting meetings with the school heads so that no such thefts take place,” Saggar added.