Principal suspended for dirty school in N Delhi

delhi Updated: May 25, 2016 12:30 IST

NEW DELHI: Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday suspended a government school principal for mismanagement and failing to ensure cleanliness on the school’s premises.

Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s education minister, decided to take action against the principal, identified as Rani Chennama, after finding unclean tables and paan stains on walls during an inspection on Tuesday.

Chennama of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Jahangirpuri was suspended after Sisodia questioned the principal about the school. “On being questioned the principal said ‘I don’t know why I have been posted in such a shabby school’, Sisodia tweeted.

“A principal who cannot take responsibility for ensuring that the children under her care get to study in a clean environment, does not deserve to remain in that position,” he tweeted.

Sisodia inspected five government schools of which four were reportedly clean, well maintained and were holding summer camps and remedial classes very well. Sisodia praised government girls’ senior secondary school and government boys’ senior secondary school which are being run from the same building, officials said.

“On the contrary, the ambience of school in Azadpur was not only clean and very well maintained but also extremely welcoming. I have issued special appreciation letters to congratulate principals of these schools,” he tweeted.

In an open letter to teachers of government schools, Sisodia has warned of strict action if inefficiency on their part impeded the development of education sector.

First Published: May 25, 2016 12:30 IST