Kohima, November 7: Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio on Monday launched the Personnel Location System (PLS) for all government schools in the state, along with GPS mapping of all government schools.
The monitoring tool has been described as a “significant step towards computerization and digitization of records by the School Education Department.”
The systems provide the exact location of schools, details of infrastructure and the list of teachers in each school.
The system also provides public access to education personnel data and has the potential to curb down discrepancies especially to do with absenteeism and proxy.
It has the GPS coordinates of all the schools pinned and marked on Google Maps, with other information like enrolment, facilities such as the number of classrooms, power & water connection availability, playground, toilets etc.
It also lists 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 said that such informations on public domain may perhaps be a first in India and will facilitate in departmental information being made more accessible to the public.
The department assured that it would work to ensure that the information provided is complete, up to date and accurate.