CM launches GPS mapping of Govt schools

Dimapur, November 6: GPS mapping of all Government schools and Personnel Location System (PLS) was launched by Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio on November 5 in a significant step towards computerization and digitization of records by the School Education Department.
While congratulating the Department for the exercise undertaken, the Chief Minister 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 which can be digitised to be viewed by the 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 & water connection availability, playground, toilets etc., 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, will facilitate in departmental information being made more accessible to the public. The Department while ensuring all efforts to see that the information provided is complete, up to date and accurate, any input from the public through the facility provided in the form of a comment module in the website will be appreciated, said an official release.
(Page News Service)