IMPHAL, August 21: The Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has alleged the Principal of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary School, K. Sumati, of misusing school fund amounting to over 14 Lakhs rupees.
Speaking to media persons in this regards at the DESAM office Keishampat, the secretary general of the student’s body, M. Angamba, informed that on receiving reports of some irregularities in the balance of school funds the student’s body conducted an independent investigation.
He informed that altogether 530 students of class eleven standard as their admission fee deposited money at the school account in the Imphal Urban Co-operative bank which amounted to 10,12,250 lakhs rupees. Similarly altogether 506 students of class XII standards deposited their fees, amounting to 8,70,225 Lakhs rupees, at the SBI secretariat branch.
However the student’s body during their course of investigation found out that only 4,00,635 Lakhs rupees in the balance in the account of the Imphal Urban co-operative bank while only 11,000 rupees was found in the balance of SBI account. Leaving a sum of rupees 14,70,840 Lakhs traceless.
The secretary general further informed that the principal, who is also DDO in charge of the school, is going to receive National teacher award for this year. However posing on the basis of recommendation of the K. Sumati, he further informed that the DESAM will sought for information on the basis of recommendation of the alleged erring teacher.
He further informed that a number of irregularities in using schools funds have arisen in many instances with the authority handling the charge of DDO to the principal concerned of their respective schools.
While appealing the authority concerned to look into the matter, demanded disciplinary action, in the form of termination from service, if found guilty. Besides he informed that DESAM will continue with its drive against such corruption.