Work on KGBVs to re-start soon
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Srinagar, Aug 27: Almost two years after construction work on school buildings under a centrally sponsored scheme was halted, state government on Friday said the process was likely to restart within a month to ensure completion of institutions. Under the scheme the government had to construct around 79 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalas- the residential schools providing education from Class 6 to 8, especially for girls belonging to marginalized communities under the SSA- throughout the state.
Of these 79 institutions, sources said 37 were to be built in different districts of Kashmir-six each in Budgam, Islamabad (Anantnag) and Kupwara, four each in Bandipora and Baramulla, three each in Ganderbal and Kulgam and five in Pulwama. The institutions were at different levels of completion when authorities ordered for stopping the work following allegations including dilution in the type and design of buildings and estimates thereof without any approval from the competent authority, sources said.
Sources said at least Rs 30 lakh were sanctioned for establishment of each building.
They said the delay in deciding the matter has lead to the cost escalation of material used for construction purpose. Besides they said it has put junior engineers working with the school education department and assigned the works to immense sufferings as they are having huge market liabilities against the construction material.
State Project Director of SSA, Yasha Mudgal, told Greater Kashmir they had taken up the matter with the authorities concerned and were expecting release of funds within a month. “The work will be re-started,” she said.
The department is learnt to have put in place an inbuilt mechanism to monitor different works undertaking under the SSA and constitution of purchase committees at district levels to monitor the purchase of civil components.
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