Nagpur: The digital push for economy may or may not have brought the desired results but digitalising the attendance of staff in NMC run schools and hospitals will certainly help a great deal. With a view to bring discipline among teachers and doctors in NMC-run schools and hospitals, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation standing committee has asked the civic administration to prepare a detailed estimate for GPS-enabled wrist watches for them.
The decision was taken after the health department (sanitation) submitted the result of a pilot project initiated in Ashi Nagar zone by tracking 10 sanitary workers through GPS-enabled wrist watches that exposed 55% absentees by them in their allotted areas.
Standing committee chairman Sandip Jadhav said the panel has given its nod to health department to adopt the new system for sanitary workers. He said the NMC will not need funds for this project as it will be covered under Smart City project.
The committee has also given its nod to the health department’s proposal to allow Tata Trusts in strengthening facilities in its 26 primary health centres.
The panel also cleared civic administration’s 24 other proposals for various development works worth Rs7.95 crore — most of these related to either asphaltation or concretization of roads. “We also cleared the public works department’s proposal to revise the project cost of Suresh Bhat auditorium from Rs77.85 crore to Rs84.99 crore,” said Jadhav.