SRINAGAR: The Government of India (GoI) has asked the Jammu and Kashmir School Education Department to surrender all the school buildings which await execution over the past many years.
The directions were passed by the Department of School Education and Literacy (DSEL) for GoI in an annual meeting of the Project Approval Board (PAB) with the Ministry of Education (MoE).
The official documents reads, “In the previous academic year, the JK government was asked to take up pending civil works on priority. Further, it was advised to surrender those infrastructure items approved earlier before 2015-16 which could not be completed.
In a reply, the Jammu and Kashmir School Education Department has informed, “The pending civil works have been put to execution through the engineering divisions of the School Education Department and most of the works have been either completed during the current year or are at different stages of construction which shall be completed by end of the current financial year.”
“The details of works approved under erstwhile Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) or Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) which could not be taken up for execution till 2019-20 are being authenticated from the field agencies,” JK government told GoI.
The GoI was also informed that “Once the updated information is received and compiled, the proposal for surrendering of the civil works not taken up works shall be submitted to Ministry of Education, GoI.”—(KNO)