Civic e-learning push

Patna: The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) organised a workshop on e-learning course for city managers, sanitation inspectors, junior engineers and executive officers among other officials of the civic body under the Swachh Bharat Mission on Friday.

Over 100 civic officials attended the workshop organised at PMC's Bankipore circle office.

Additional Patna municipal commissioner Sanjay Dubey said under the mission, municipal corporation workers were supposed to attend at least 10 e-learning courses out of the 100 courses enlisted under it.

Those who would attend 10 courses would be given certificates and the particular municipal corporation would also earn points in the Swachh Sarvekshan, which is slated to start from January 4.

"After attending the course, participants have to answer 25 multiple-choice questions based on the video-clippings and they would be given marks on the basis of their answers. The Sarveskhan 2018 would assess 4,041 cities on the cleanliness parameter. The surveyors are scheduled to make surprise inspections in all the cities anytime between January 4 and March 10," added Dubey.

He said this time the PMC would stress on its mission open defecation programme and functional public toilets to score high in the survey. "A meeting would be organised on January 3 in this regard," he said.

The Swachh Sarvekshan assumes significance as cities, which fare high would get central funds.

In the 2017 survey, Patna got 262nd position out of the 434 cities that participated in the assessment. Though Patna's ranking has improved slightly after the survey, it was far behind towns like Biharsharif and Kishanganj, which ranked 147 and 257 respectively in the 2017 survey.


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