Parents` Guardians` Association cries foul over SSA implementation

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IMPHAL, July 24: The All Manipur Parents’ Guardians’ Association today appealed to the state Chief Minister and the Education Minister to check the implementation of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan in the schools of the state.

For the year 2012-13, the centre had sanctioned Rs 280 crores for civil works to be taken up under the SSA guidelines, however there has been no progress whatsoever, alleged S Sumati president of the association.

She further alleged that Engineering cell of the Directorate of Education (S) has addressed the government to deposit the funds meant for all civil works under the SSA guidelines with them though the engineering cell is just a monitoring cell.

Speaking to media persons during a press meet at the association’s office, she said all deposits should be made to the School Management Development Committee/ School Management Committee.

And as such, all civil works under the SSA are lying defunct in the state and so the authorities are unable to send the Utilization Certificates to the centre, she further claimed.

Following the failure to submit the Utilization Certificates for the year 2012-13, the centre has also blocked the funds for 2013-14, she further alleged.

Concern authorities to extend the August 1-3 written test for the recruitment of Assistant Engineers for different departments to be conducted by the Manipur Public Service Commission in consideration of the students who are appearing in their last semester, said a mother of one such candidate.

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