The Minister said that 146,800 closed-circuit televisions will be installed in 1,028 city government schools.
The CCTV footage will be stored in every school and automatically erased after 30 days, adding that parents will be issued an ID and password to view the footage.
Jain said of the Rs 5.97 billion, Rs 3.85 billion will be spent on execution of the project, Rs 570.69 million on maintenance of the cameras and Rs 1.55 billion on the internet connection for the schools.
The project was approved by the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) of the Delhi government.
Meanwhile, the installation of another 140,000 CCTVs across the city, aimed at protection of women, has become the new flashpoint between the Delhi government and Lt. Governor Anil Baijal.
Baijal had formed a committee to look into the installation of CCTVs, while the AAP government asked him to stay off the project, alleging that it was being done to stall the project.
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