New Delhi, May 24: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday suspended principal of a government school in North-West Delhi's Jahangirpuri area over poor maintenance of cleanliness in the premises.
Sisodia, who is also the education minister today conducted random inspection in five schools where remedial classes or summer camps are being held.
While infrastructure and arrangements in four of the schools were found in order, the minister spotted filthy conditions in Rani Chennama Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya (SKV) in Jahangirpuri.
"Have ordered immediate suspension of Principal of SKV (Rani Chennama), D-block, Jahangirpuri. I was disturbed and disappointed to see that there were gutka and paan stains on the classroom walls and stairs," Sisodia said in a series of tweets.
"Students told me that their desks are never cleaned and they have to dust their desks on their own every day. On being questioned the principal said 'I don't know why I have been posted in such a shabby school'," he added.
The minister further said, "a principal who cannot take responsibility for ensuring that the children under her care, does not deserve to remain in that position".
The minister also issued appreciation letter to principals of four schools where cleanliness was in order.
Earlier in the day, in an open letter to teachers of government schools, Sisodia had warned them of strict action if inefficiency on their part impeded the development of the education sector.
"My government is willing to do anything to support a sincere teacher. However, we will not hesitate to take strongest action against those who impede the mission to achieve excellence in education," he said in the letter.