Now GBs join in release-our-funds demand to School Edu.
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Dimapur, February 17
The queue for the government of Nagaland is getting longer and longer. The Dimapur District GBs’ Association has now joined the widespread demand for funds, by iterating its previous demand to the director of School Education’s mission authority of the SSA to release funds for construction of government middle and primary schools, according to stipulated terms.
The GBs’ association issued a press release on Tuesday addressing the director of embattled School Education.
“The department of School Education Mission Authority-SSA (of) Nagaland had issued the work order for construction of government middle school / government primary school, with complete infrastructures dated Oct, 2012 with a terms in the work order, all the spillover work shall be completed by November 2012 and all the fresh work shall be completed by March, 2013, and released 25 % from the unit cost,” the press release stated. “But due to non-release of further fund, construction was stagnant and could not accomplished as per the terms, (i.e., by March, 2013). After the lapse of 10 months (Aug, 2013) from the 1st installment, the Department releases 2nd installment some 15 % to 20 % from the unit cost,” the village representatives stated.
For the construction of common/girls’ toilets, drinking water, funds were released from the 3rd and 4th installments, the association stated. “But for government primary schools, some schools did not get any more installments after the first. thus, the total fund released till date, sum around up to 60% only,” the association stated.
The GBs’ organization took note that the “SMC of respective schools” cannot “progress its management” due to the shortage of finance while other associated infrastructures also remain incomplete. The work was supposed to have been completed by March, 2013 as per the work order, the GB’s lamented to the education department.
“Further, the yeomen services rendered by some SMC and community of the village/colony by taking loans to complete the work taste as to keep up with speculated time bound has been place in dilemma,” the association sated.
The Dimapur district GBs’ Association has appealed again to the department of School Education and the authorities of the SSA of the state to release the remaining balance to the educational institutes in Dimapur district in particular, and the state in general. The funds should be released as early as possible “in order to have smooth functioning of the schools and provide better environment for students,” the association explained.