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Release funds for Nurmahal school building; Residents to CM

ASHOK KAURA | October 14, 2021 07:49 PM

NURMAHAL:Nurmahal areas residents have urged the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to release funds to complete the new building of Government Senior secondary school (co-education).

In a written representation to chief minister Dilbag Singh a social activist and resident of Baina Pur village said that the Punjab Chief Minister Office (CMO) has directed secretary school education in the month of April 2021 to act on residents demand for release of funds to complete the new building of Government Senior secondary school (co-education)

Dilbag Singh said that in a written communication to secretary school education, secretary in CMO had said that residents representation to then Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh sent on April 30 2021, is sent to you for the next necessary action per government rules/policy.

Dilbag Singh said that secretary school education has failed to act on CMO’s direction for release of funds for school building so far.

Dilbag Singh in his representation to the chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that the construction of the new building of Government Senior secondary school (co-education) has come to standstill following the non-release of funds by the government.

Representation said that Nakodar MLA Gurpart Singh Wadala on December 14, 2016, had laid the foundation stone for the construction of the new building.

The new building became a necessity of time as the school was facing a shortage of classrooms after the demolition of the condemned building in 2012. Non-Residents Indians (NRI’s) and the state government jointly made efforts to start the construction of a new building for which nagar council had donated 14 kanals and 17 marlas land to the education department.NRI Raj Nayyar had donated Rs 10 lakh for the construction of the school building

The director-general of school education (DGSE) had released Rs1.14 crore for construction of the building in October 2013, following directions from the Punjab State Human Rights Commission.

The school had received d Rs 57 lakh in 2013 which was deposited in the accounts of the public works department as it is the agency to construct government buildings above Rs 50 lakhs .

Executive engineer PWD had said in 2016 that the two-story building will be completed within six months. XEN had said that fifty percent of construction work has been completed and the finance department has not released the remaining grant as a result work came to standstill.

Residents said that remaining funds should be released immediately to complete the new building of Government Senior secondary school (co-education).

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