Special squads to monitor weight of schoolbags
Khurda: Following recent directives of state government, the Khurda District Collector formed special squads to ensure implementation of the Centre’s guidelines regarding the reduction of weight of schoolbags.
The administration has formed three district-level squads to monitor the implementation of the guidelines in all the government, government-aided and private schools in Khurda district, including capital city Bhubaneswar.
A notification in this regard was issued by the District Education Officer (DEO) to all Block Education Officers (BEOs), president of Bhubaneswar Abhibhabaka Mahasangha, all the principals and headmasters of the schools in Khurda on Tuesday.
The squads will conduct surprise visits to schools to inspect the weight of schoolbags and ensure that they don’t exceed the prescribed guidelines. In case of any non-compliance, the squads will report the matter to the DEO for necessary action, sources said.