Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 | Last Update : 04:58 AM IST

Civic schools to get tinker labs, sports academies

THE ASIAN AGE. | AISHWARYA IYER
Published : Feb 5, 2019, 6:36 am IST
Updated : Feb 5, 2019, 6:36 am IST

The civic body has proposed to start language and tinker labs, a sports and music academy, CCTV cameras, and Balbhavan for vacation activities.

As far as the counselors as concerned, the civic body has allocated Rs 1 crore (primary education) which will be implemented through Private Public Partnership (PPP).
 As far as the counselors as concerned, the civic body has allocated Rs 1 crore (primary education) which will be implemented through Private Public Partnership (PPP).

MUMBAI: In a first, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed provision of counselors in its 2019-20 budget for the education department. A provisional budget of Rs 2733.77 crores has been made this year.

The civic body has proposed to start language and tinker labs, a sports and music academy, CCTV cameras, and Balbhavan for vacation activities.

Along with this, the education department will begin the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) policy to transfer funds for buying school utilities, to students’ bank accounts. The department has been providing scholastic materials to students directly. However, starting from the academic year 2019-20, following the newly introduced state government policy of Direct Benefit Transfer, materials such as uniforms, shoes, school bags, books, raincoats etc. to maintain uniformity will be provided by inviting tenders. Meanwhile, funds for purchase of materials like water bottles, lunch boxes, stationery etc. will be directly transferred to the students’ bank accounts.

Talking about CCTV cameras, Mangesh Satamkar, chairperson of the education committee, said that a total of 6,666 CCTV cameras would be installed in the year 2019-20.

“Currently, the process of installation of CCTV cameras is underway under the Mechanical and Electrical department of the BMC. Last year, we formed a committee to finalise the school buildings, location and spots where CCTV cameras should be installed and by June this year, all of them will be installed before the next batch start their schools,” Mr Satamkar said.

As far as the counselors as concerned, the civic body has allocated Rs 1 crore (primary education) which will be implemented through Private Public Partnership (PPP).

The dream project of the education department – International Schools affiliated under the Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB), will be getting infrastructure facilities including sports training, furniture, e-library etc. for which, the civic body has allocated a budgetary provision of Rs 2.60 crore.

Tags: brihanmumbai municipal corporation, private public partnership