Nagaland CM launches GPS mapping of schools

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has launched GPS Mapping of all Government Schools and the Personnel Location System (PLS) yesterday, a significant step towards computerization and digitization of records by the School Education department.

According to an official report, speaking at the launching programme, the Chief Minister congratulated the Department for the exercise undertaken. Rio was of the view that the department should keep visitors' book in all schools so that visiting or inspecting officials and also dignitaries place their visits or inspection reports on record. He suggested that the records could be digitised to be viewed by MLAs concerned and be aware of the status of schools within their respective constituencies.

Presently, the GPS & PLS information, which can be accessed online through has the GPS coordinates of all the schools pinned and marked on Google Maps, with other information like enrolment, facilities such as number of classrooms, power and water connection availability, playground and toilets. Besides, the details of teaching and non teaching staff with pictures of the staff posted in the particular school, the bona fide information that was established after the Department conducted physical verification of all staff. It is envisaged that this information on public domain, which may perhaps be a first in the country, would facilitate in departmental information being made more accessible to the public. While ensuring that the information provided was complete, up to date and accurate, the department has stated that any input from the public through the facility provided in the form of a comment module in the website would be appreciated, the report said. UNI AS AND

-- (UNI) -- C-1-1-DL0473-1577329.Xml

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