Assam: School uniform scam in Hailakandi district, BEEOs served show cause notice

Block Elementary Education Officers (BEEOs), of Hailakandi district of Assam has served show cause notices in connection with school uniform scam. 

In view of failure of Block Elementary Education Officers (BEEOs) of Katlcherra, Hailakandi and Lala to prevent gross misuse of funds leading to procurement of poor quality school uniforms, District Mission Coordinator, Sarba Siksha Abhiyan, Hailakandi, FR Laskar has served show cause notice on them.
In a letter issued on Wednesday, District Mission Coordinator, SSA, Laskar said the BEEOs failed to regulate the process of poor quality school uniforms despite strict directive to them. “Even after my strict instruction on April 3, no action was taken from your end till today, which naturally proves your failure in regulating the process of procurement of good quality school uniforms,” the letter said.
Laskar further said that some block accountants even directly compelled the teachers to issue cheques in the name of their chosen firms with the BEEOs remaining as silent spectators.
The BEEOs have been asked to reply to the show cause notice within three days or else disciplinary proceedings would be drawn against them.
It may be mentioned that several organisations and public representatives, including Hailakandi MLA Anowar Hussain Laskar have alleged large-scale misappropriation of funds in the name of.procurement of school uniforms. Three head teachers of Katlicherra Education Block had been placed under suspension for their involvement in the school uniform scam.

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