New Delhi, March 22: At least 1 lakh 20 thousand CCTV cameras would be installed in schools, said Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister in the assembly during the presentation of state budget on Thursday. In the budget presented by the Aam Admi Party (AAP) government, Sisodia said that more than 150 CCTVs would be installed in every school and parents would be able to monitor their children through internet. Also Read - Delhi High Court Allows Opening of Spas in National Capital with Appropriate Safe Guards
According to the government, the project to install CCTV cameras across Delhi will be completed by June 2019. AAP has allocated Rs 175 crore for this project. Speaking in reference to the suicide of the Class 9 girl from Ahlcon Public School, Sisodia said the government would be introducing parenting workshops and ‘happiness curriculum’ to explain the importance of both the programmes.
Installation of CCTV cameras, which is a long-standing demand since the Pradyuman murder case, is a welcome step in the direction of student’s safety and overall well-being. With a number of cases, like the Class IX girl suicide case and the Ryan School Murder case, installation of CCTVs is much required.
With the budget for the financial year 2017-2018 being allocated mostly for the education sector, it is hoped that it would help in the overall development of the students and also give importance to student’s safety.