Jamshedpur : East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amit Kumar on Thursday issued directives to the district superintendent of education Bankay Bihari Singh and district education officer Raj Kumar Singh for random inspection of state-owned schools where the desk benches has been provided. The inspection will be carried within January 26. The orders were issued at a meeting held at the district collectorate.
As per the plans the district administration will also send a steering committee comprising technical experts for inspection of state-owned schools where the desk benches has been provided within January 26 to check if the specifications given by Jharkhand Education Project for the furniture has been met or not.
“The meeting was discussed on various issues concerning improving the infrastructure. We have decided that a steering committee comprising technical experts will be conducting random inspections to see if the
bench desks purchased for the state-owned schools are in compliance with the specification of the HRD department.
The committee will be conducting inspection any time during school hours before January 26. They will submit their report to the deputy commissioner office by this month,” said the district superintendent of education after the meeting.
Raghubar Das had announced that all state-owned schools will have quality bench desk so that no students will have to study sitting on the floor by 2018. Moreover, the corporate houses were also directed to include provision of ‘quality’ desk and benches in state-owned schools in their CSR calendar plan for the year 2016-17.
The district education department had submitted a list of schools which has shortcomings in terms desk and benches and have asked the corporate houses including public sector units to provide the same so that they can take up schools for providing desk and benches close to their area of operation and include it in their CSR planning.
“In the district there are around 1900 primary and medium schools which have a shortfall in terms of desk and benches. We had made a comprehensive list of schools, their names and areas for the convenience of corporate entities,” the DSE said. There have been complaints over bench and desk not meeting the specifications, the inspection is aimed to verify the quality.
Following the announcement the Jharkhand Education Project wing of state HRD had issued tenders for over 10 lakh bench desk in 40,000 government primary and middle schools across the state.
According to sources in the district education department, the district had received Rs 4-crore for providing bench desk in nearly 519 schools and the district education department claims to have provided bench desk in all the 519 schools. But there have been complaints over bench and desk not meeting the specifications.