Kumar Rajiv Nayan

Ara: District Programme Officer (DPO), Primary Education and Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan,  Md. Irshad has withheld the salary of 183 Headmasters of Bhojpur district for not completing construction work of school buildings despite drawing fund for the purpose. He has also sent letters to all the Block development officers (BDOs), Block Education Officers (BEOs) and Panchayat Secretaries in this regard. ]

The DPO said that the Headmasters of the schools concerned had drwan huge amount earmarked for construction of school buildings in 2006 but the construction work has not been completed till date despite several reminders and directions in this regard. He directed all the Headmasters to complete the construction work within 15 days and submit utilization certificates with photographs of the buildings. If they fail to comply with the order within stipulated time, an FIR would be lodged against them, he said.

District Education Officer, Suresh Prasad, said that State Project Director, Bihar Education Council, Patna, had directed to unadjust the amount allotted for the construction of school buildings. He said differnt schools had  withdrawn amount for 2006-2007 to 2015-2016 yet building construction work remains incomplete.

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