MEOs told to build classrooms for schools
MEOs told to build classrooms for schools, Addressing a review meeting with the mandal educational officers and headmasters here on Tuesday, she said that if the schools did not form committees, tenders should be called for taking up works.
Kakinada: East Godavari District Collector Neetu Prasad directed the mandal educational officers and headmasters of primary and upper primary and high schools to take up the works relating to the construction of classrooms, kitchen sheds and toilets in their schools by January 7 at any cost without further delay with the funds sanctioned by the Rajiv Vidya Mission.
Addressing a review meeting with the mandal educational officers and headmasters here on Tuesday, she said that if the schools did not form committees, tenders should be called for taking up works.
The District Collector said that if there was no need to take up such works in a particular school though funds were sanctioned, the works should be taken up at other places in another school where they were required. She said that unless the MEOs take special interest, the works would not be completed fast and directed the officials of the Rajiv Vidya Mission to sanction 20% of the amount in advance for taking up construction works.
Neetu Prasad said that that there was no dearth of sand for taking up construction works and it was readily available in Dowlaiswaram. Those who require the sand should apply through the Mee-Seva centres and the sand would be supplied to them in two days. She also directed the MEOs and headmasters to complete the construction of compound walls.
The District Collector said that several corporate firms and public sector organisations were coming forward to extend financial support for the construction of 880 toilets in government schools. In this connection, she said that GAIL would help in the construction of 302 toilets, ONGC 169 toilets, TCS 194 toilets, Power Finance Corporation 160, Airports Authority of India 55 toilets and all of them add up to 880. Apart from these, the Rajiv Vidya Mission would sanction funds for the construction of another 750 toilets, she said.
Neetu Prasad said that the district stood first in the State with regard to the pass percentage in the SSC examination during this academic year and it should keep the good performance next year too. She directed the DEO to hold a review meeting with the headmasters of various schools in this regard. She said that the officials of the education department should take steps to enroll the students for Aadhaar cards as all the social welfare schemes were connected to these cards. They should also take the help of the VRO and the Tahsildars in enrolling the students, she said.
Additional Joint Collector D Markandeyulu, DEO Narasimha Rao, Rajiv Vidya Mission Project Officer Srinivas Rao, Social Welfare Deputy Director V Madhusudana Rao, MEOs and headmasters were present.