CM for strict action against erring Adarsh School run by private managements
Author(s): City Air NewsChandigarh, September 19, 2012: Taking a serious note of the irregularities reported in the Audit reports of some Adarsh Schools being run by private players in the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh...
Chandigarh, September 19, 2012: Taking a serious note of the irregularities reported in the Audit reports of some Adarsh Schools being run by private players in the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal directed the Director General School Education (DGSE) to take strict action against those who flouted the norms and guide lines as per their agreement with the government.
A decision to this effect was taken by the Chief Minister during seventh meeting of Punjab Education Development Board at CMO this morning.
Badal categorically said that government had initiated a unique scheme to setup Adarsh Schools with the sole aim to provide quality free education to the rural based bright but poor students and allotted 24 such schools to interested private organisations. “No private player would be allowed to violate these norms under Adarsh School scheme”, said Badal.
He asked the DGSE to issue show-cause notices to the erring managements seeking their explanation for the alleged irregularities reported in their respective audit reports within 15 days, failing which the government would take strict legal action.
Prominent amongst who attended the meeting included, Education Minister Sikandar Singh Malooka, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister SK Sandhu, Principal Secretary Finance and Planning Satish Chandra, Special Principal Secretaries to the Chief Minister Gaggandip Singh Brar and Gurkirat Kirpal Singh, DGSE and Member Secretary Punjab Education Development Board KS Pannu, Secretary School Education Hussan Lal and Rakesh Bharti Mittal, member of the Board.