In a major setback to the Jammu Kashmir government, the Government of India has turned down its proposal for strengthening infrastructure in 22 District Institute of Education and Trainings (DIET) of the state.
According to the documents in possession of Greater Kashmir, the JK government had proposed Rs 20 to 25 Crore for infrastructure building in DIETs during the recent Project Approval Board (PAB) meeting of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan.
The meeting was convened by the Union Ministry at New Delhi.
Official's documents reveal that GoI rejected the State proposal of taking up civil works in DIETs on account of lack of estimates.
The school education department had sought assistance of Rs 1871.91 lakhs for civil works and 181.75 lakhs for equipments for 22 'functional' District Institute of Education and Training (DIET).
"The state government has not provided the details of PWD estimate of civil works and details breakup of estimate. Hence, no amount is recommended under this head," reads the appraisal note presented by MHRD on the annual work plan and budget for JK State under teacher education scheme for the year 2015-16.
Also the union government refused to give financial assistance to the state for 2015-16 year as they didn't mention about the functioning of EDUSAT facility in DIETs.
"The state government has not indicated as to whether EDUSAT facility is available in the DIETs, hence no financial assistance is recommended," the document reads.
Moreover the Government of India has rejected the state proposal seeking an amount of Rs 500 lakhs for the construction of five storey building with multiple facilities.
The state government had proposed theatrical classrooms with additional facilities of various laboratories, women common room, faculty tutorial rooms, conference hall, indoor stadium, reading rooms, examination hall and teaching aids laboratories, toilets and other facilities.