Two years on, new classrooms nowhere near completion

Classrooms for 8 schools in Kunigal taluk were sanctioned under RMSA

Two years on, the works for building classrooms of eight high schools in the taluk, under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, have refused to shed under-construction tag.

In 2010-11, the State government had given its approval for the proposal sent by the Education department on constructing classrooms for eight high schools in the taluk - Govt Girls High School and Mahatma Gandhi Govt High School in Kunigal, Govt High School at Santemavatturu, Ippadi, Ujjani, Amruturu, Olagerepur and Dodda Madhure.

In 2013-14, the construction work for the same was started.

Two years on, the construction of classrooms in the aforementioned high schools is nowhere near completion. At several places, work is going on at a sluggish pace, while at some other high school the work has been stalled.

After two years, only basement is ready at Ippadi high school while the construction work for classrooms, sanctioned under RMSA scheme, at Govt Girls High School at Kunigal has been stalled after laying pillars.

The contractors had stalled the works at MG Govt PU College in Kunigal after digging up the pits for basement works. They closed the pits after the students and the teachers complained of inconvenience caused by the pits on the premises of the college.

The story of other beneficiary schools under RMSA scheme is no different. The contractors are either executing the works at a snail's pace or have stalled the works abandoning the construction materials on the premises of the schools. The authorities concerned should take the executing agency/contractors to task and take necessary measures to expedite the works, urge Kapanipalya Krishnappa and Dalit Narayana, retired teachers.
The students strength at Govt Girls' PU College is high and it is increasing with each passing year.

The college needs classrooms to meet its rising students strength. The Education department, realising the need for additional classrooms, got approval from the government under RMSA scheme. The work for the same started two years back but the construction work for classrooms is nowhere near completion. The officials concerned should pressure the executing agency/contractors to complete the works soon, says Boregowda, the deputy principal.

It is unfortunate that the works undertaken for constructing classrooms in the taluk have been moving at a sluggish pace. The situation is no different in other parts of the State. This is because of the apathy of contractors and poor management of the officials concerned. The higher-ups of Education department and Education minister should pay attention towards the poor execution of RMSA scheme and address the problem on a priority basis, says Kunigal MLA D Nagarajaiah.

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