IMPHAL, May 12: The SMDC association Ukhrul filed a writ petition to the High Court of Manipur to book the corrupted officials of SSA Ukhrul so as to rectify embezzlement crores of rupees, Thereafter the High Court directed the respondent i.e commissioner of Education (s) Government of Manipur to do the needful within a period of one month. Unfortunately, the respondent did not comply the order even after the expiry of the deadline but perpetuating corrupt practices without any restrain.
To put on record the stubbornness and disrespect of respondent to judiciary went to such an extent that during pendency of the case some individuals were pick up by violating SSA norms and released a sum of Rs 6,00,000 meant for Meizailung P/S School building construction on April, 2016.
As a result of rampant corrupt practices of SSA officials many school buildings were found constructed in the jungle far away from habitants which forfeited the ideal objective of SSA to ensure easy accessibility for students and ultimately left those school buildings as gathering places for criminals.
Whereas, release of second instalment for building construction being constructed by genuine SMDCs were kept pending since 2013 till date for no reason. SSA-RTE is a Government of India’s flagship programme for achievement of Universalisation of Elementary Education (UEE) in a time bound manner and objective, as mandated by 86th amendment to the constitution of India making Free and Compulsory Education, a fundamental right.
As such, unnecessary delay in the implementation of SSA programme is a cross violation of fundamental right.
It may be mentioned that necessary sanction had been made in the year 2011 to introduce computer course in 10 junior High Schools and another sanctioned of Rs 25.74 lakhs for out of school children plus Rs 35,40,000 for KGBV and residential school were done in the year 2013 but none of the said programs are implemented till date. Besides, almost all the teachers of EGS upgrade to primary schools who never attend to duties since 2012 were found enjoying salary in conniving with corrupted SSA officials. Hence, consequential to contempt case (C) No. 75 of 2016, the High Court has initiates contempt of Court upon 1.
The secretary, Manipur of Human Resource Development, Delhi, Dilip Kumar IAS, commissioner Education (s) Government of Manipur, Hrisheekesh Modak IAS, deputy commission, Ukhrul, Ringsham Shaiza, DPM SSA, Ukhrul, Wilson Rephung, ic AI SSA, Ukhrul, returnable by June 6.
SSA funds were found being fonfined to few officials only and the rest of the staff have no knowledge about SSA fund.
It is also confirmed that since September 2012 onward no BRP/CRP do the monitoring visit as no fund is released to them and reports were being prepared by sidelining BRP/CRP through table works only.
Ultimately, the present SSA Ukhrul is the worst performing department in the post independent in the post independent era of India and unless corrective measures against the corrupted official are initiated SSA will be nothing but a mockery in Ukhrul district.