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Friday, 21 August 2020

Construction of school left midway; education officer, principal booked

Tribune News Service

Yamunanagar, August 20

A Block Education Officer and a Principal were booked for financial lapses in the construction of 11 rooms at Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Saraswati Nagar.

An FIR was lodged on the complaint of Suresh Kumar, District Project Coordinator of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Yamunanagar, at Chhappar police station under Section 409 (criminal breach of trust) of the IPC on August 18.

On the complaint of Ajay Yadav of Haryana Jagruk Manch, Yamunanagar, the State Vigilance Bureau conducted an inquiry about the construction work of 11 rooms at GMSSS, Saraswati Nagar.

The Additional Chief Secretary (Vigilance) sent the inquiry report to Additional Chief Secretary (School Education Department, Haryana) on April 18, 2019 in this connection.

As per the report of ACS (Vigilance), it was found that serious financial lapses were committed by Karnail Singh, then additional principal (May 8, 2012 to July 19, 2012) and Ram Parkash, BEO of Saraswati Nagar and additional charge of principal of the school (July 19, 2012 to August 26, 2013) in utilisation of grant amounting to Rs 38,23,430.

This amount was released for the construction of 11 rooms (nine classrooms, one art and craft room and one science laboratory).

As per the report of the State Vigilance Bureau, the construction work of the rooms was found incomplete. As a result of the incomplete work, Rs 8,57,020 was to be recovered from both officers.



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