In Delhi, there is talk of tremendous change in the education system in the Aam Aadmi Party government. World class education in government schools and campuses that beat private schools are talked about everywhere. But corruption in the construction of school buildings in Delhi has exposed the system. People are also scared about the safety of children from this corruption of PWD. After a plethora of complaints, the Education Department headed by Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has sent a notice to the PWD seeking a response.
Corruption exposed in 15 schools in Delhi
According to officials, complaints against PWDs have been received in about 15 Delhi government schools. The Land and Estates Division of Delhi government’s Directorate of Education (DOE) has sought a report from the Public Works Department (PWD) after receiving complaints about unfinished work in several schools, use of substandard materials and deficiencies in construction. According to the report, there has been widespread corruption in the school buildings being constructed by PWD. Most of the work has not yet been completed. Due to corruption, 40 percent class building construction work is incomplete and is being done at a very slow pace. Washrooms and classrooms are lying unfinished, light fittings, water, sewage lines, ramps and stairs are constructed using substandard materials. According to the complaint, there is leakage in the roof of all the school buildings. Substandard materials have been used in electrical fittings. Safety equipment used for fire protection is of substandard quality.