Tuesday, May 21, 2013

HC seeks reply in 75-crore education scam

Mumbai: On Friday, the high court sought a reply from the education officer (primary), the zilla parishad (Thane), the CEO of Thane zilla parishad and the state education secretary by February 22 on a PIL filed by Forum for Fairness in Education (FFE) on a Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scam. 

The PIL has alleged irregularities to the tune of Rs 75 crore in the SSA scheme at Jawahar village in Thane district. 

“We found there were some irregularities in the scheme which maintains that hostels, schools and educators have to be provided for tribal students,” said FFE presidemt Jayant Jain. 

SSA director A Kale was unavailable for comment. TNN

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