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Nagaland: Online tool launched to monitor govt school personnel

Morung Express 2018-11-06 23:34:18
Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio launching the GPS Mapping of all government schools and the Personnel Location System on November 5. (DIPR Photo)


Kohima, November 6 (MExN): The Nagaland State Department of School Education has launched a Personnel Location System (PLS) for all government schools in the state, along with GPS mapping of all government schools.


The monitoring tool was launched by the Nagaland State Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio on November 5, and described by the DIPR as a “significant step towards computerization and digitization of records by the School Education Department.”


The systems provide the exact location of schools, details of infrastructure and the list of teachers in each school.
At present, the GPS and PLS information can be accessed online through the department’s website: It 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 & water connection availability, playground, toilets etc.


It also lists 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. The system, which is reportedly still in its beta stage, provides public access to education personnel data, and has the potential to curb down discrepancies especially to do with absenteeism and proxy.


After launching the online tools, the Chief Minister congratulated the department for the exercise undertaken, and viewed that the department should also keep visitors’ books in all schools so that visiting or inspecting officials and dignitaries place their visits or inspection reports on record. These in turn can be digitised to be viewed by MLAs concerned and be aware of the status of schools within their respective constituencies, the CM advised.


It is envisaged that this information on public domain, which may perhaps be a first in the country, will facilitate in departmental information being made more accessible to the public.


The department assured that it would work to ensure that the information provided is complete, up to date and accurate. It meanwhile encouraged inputs from the public through the facility provided in the form of a comment module in the website.