North Gazette News/ Chandigarh
Hundred percent government schools in Punjab would be provided separate toilets for girls and boys by the end of March 2015. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal passed these directions to senior officers of the state Government to achieve this target
A government spokesperson said that chief minister has directed all the concerned officers to expedite the process of construction of new and repair of de-functional toilets in the government schools of the state by giving it utmost priority.
The Chief Minister also approved the plan of about Rs. 20 crore for this purpose and urged all the Members of the Parliament (MPs) of Punjab to contribute Rs. 50 Lac each from their local area development (MPLAD) fund for the Government Schools in their respective constituency. The rest of the amount would be contributed by the state Government, added Badal.
The Chief Minister was apprised by the Education Department that at present only 1288 state schools (743 Boys’ and 545 Girls’ ) were left without toilets and 2256 toilets were non-functional.
Prominent amongst those were present in the meeting included Education Minister Dr. Daljeet Singh Cheema, Principal Secretary School Education C. Roul, Special Principal Secretaries of the CM Gaggandip Sing Brar and Ajoy Sharma and DGSE GK Singh.