Delhi's Shaheed Hemu Kalaani Sarvoday Bal Vidyalaya Becomes First Government School in India Under CCTV Surveillance
File image of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo Credits: IANS)

New Delhi, July 7: Shaheed Hemu Kalaani Sarvoday Bal Vidyalaya of Lajpat Nagar became the first government school where CCTV feed will be available to parents. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on July 6 launched the project of CCTV camera installation in all government schools at Shaheed Hemu Kalaani Sarvoday Bal Vidyalaya. Arvind Kejriwal Promises to Install CCTV Cameras in Delhi Government Schools by November.

During the launch, Kejriwal said that over 1,000 Delhi government schools will be equipped with CCTV cameras by November this year. Private schools have already been directed by the Delhi government to install CCTV cameras. Kejriwal added that the schools will be "strictly" asked to implement the order.

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As part of the project, two CCTV cameras will be installed in each classroom. Entire school premises, barring the washrooms, will be under 360 degree coverage of the cameras and their feed will be monitored from a control room. CCTVs in Delhi: It's CM Arvind Kejriwal vs L-G Anil Baijal Yet Again, This Time Over Installation Of Cameras In National Capital.

The Delhi CM stated, “It's a historic milestone in school education in the country and the world as a live feed from classrooms will be provided to parents on their mobile phones through an app.” Kejriwal assured that the installation of CCTV cameras will not compromise the privacy of the schoolchildren. According to the CM, the initiative will help improve the results of Delhi government schools next year.

He stated, “There will be no privacy breach, children go to school for education, to learn discipline and become good citizens of the country... they do not go there for anything private.” Parents of children studying in Delhi government schools will be able to get a live feed of the CCTV cameras through 'DGS Live' app which can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

(With inputs from PTI)