Rs 2.7 crore upgrade for corporation schools - The New Indian Express

Rs 2.7 crore upgrade for corporation schools

Published: 04th October 2013 08:23 AM

Last Updated: 04th October 2013 08:23 AM

The Vellore Corporation has given an administrative sanction to the tune of Rs 2.68 crore, to upgrade the facilities in 56 schools, including 13 anganwadi centres in the city.

The Corporation education committee meeting was held at the corporation office on Thursday. It was headed by the committee president and councillor of ward 41, K Suriya Achari. Mayor P Karthiyayini, Deputy Mayor V D Dharmalingam and Commissioner P Janaki Raveendran were among those present.

During the meeting, discussions on raising the compound walls in some schools, to address complaints regarding anti-social activities on the school premises during nights were held. Apart from this, providing drinking water and sanitation facilities were also discussed. A total of six resolutions were passed in the meeting. In Zone 1- Tharapadavedu, developmental works were planned at 20 schools at a cost of Rs 92.25 lakh, while Rs 30.50 lakh were allotted for the chosen 7 schools in Zone 2- Sathuvachari. An amount of Rs 69.70 lakh was allotted for 8 schools in Zone 3 - Vellore and Rs 73 lakh was allotted for 8 schools in Zone 4- Shenbakkam.

Thirteen anganwadi centres were identified in the city and an administrative sanction was issued to the tune of Rs 2.86 lakh for drinking water and toilet facilities here. The above works would be implemented using the Education Committee Fund for the year 2013-2014, said Suriya Achari.

The members of the committee, who are also the councillors, discussed deploying a watchman at all schools, to avoid anti-social activities at school grounds. A possibility of deploying a separate person for cleaning toilets and school premises was also explored. But the suggestions were put on the back burner due to shortage of funds, to outsource personnel for these jobs.

Commissioner Janaki also ruled out the possibility of appointing an official exclusively to look into education-  related activities in the Corporation. She said the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation Act, currently followed by the Vellore Corporation did not insist on appointing an officer to look into the education activities of the corporation schools.

However, any existing official of the local body could be given this additional responsibility, the commissioner added.

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