To monitor the educational activities of thousands of government and aided schools across the state on Sunday, June 9, 2019, the Gujarat government launched a centralized command and control centre. The centre will track the attendance of students as well as teachers that will allow officials to make data entry from schools they go to inspect through GPS-enabled tablets. The centre was inaugurated by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
The state primary and secondary education secretary Vinod Rao said that the data collected through the process will be analyzed to improve the quality of education in schools. The government of Gujarat has launched this centralized command and control centre in order to track the activities & attendance of nearly 2.5 lakh teachers, 70 lakh students in over 42,000 government and aided schools along with monitoring the work of block, cluster resource co-coordinators & school inspectors.
Vinod Rao said the main focus of this centre is on better education and to ensure accountability through the use of technology. Vijay Rupani said while addressing the function that his government has taken education seriously and has allocated Rs. 25,000 crore in the budget for it.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that they have created this command and control centre as it is important to supervise education. Unless they are supervised responsibility will not come. For the transparent functioning of the system, real-time monitoring is vital.