Mayurbhanj : With the main objective of Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan(SSA) as elementary education for all children in the 6-14 age group, the funds allocated by the State Government for the purpose is seen to be widely misused in the primary school of Betnoti block, here in the district, sources said.
As per report, the headmaster, CRCC and the co-coordinator have individually misappropriated the funds assigned by the government towards the mid-day meal programme and free distribution of school uniform for the 23,487 students in the block for the session 2016-17.
While the government has funded Rs 400 per uniform for each student, making it a total of Rs 93, 82,800 for the block the concerned authorities have purchased the uniforms at lower rate of Rs.200 per dress from based some random businessmen of Delhi, Kolkata, simultaneously sharing the earned profit among headmaster, school teacher, school committee secretary and the CRCCs.
The same irregularities have also been seen in the mid-day meal programme. There is a gap between the actual number of students and the number of students mentioned in the register.
Meanwhile, locals of the block here have demanded necessary steps to be ensured against the authorities after proper investigation into the matter.