Free books found in scrap dealer’s shop

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 May 2018 10:28:27


Our Correspondent

The text books and reading material meant for government school students were found dumped at a scrap dealer shop behind Chote Mission School in Gurunanak ward. Acting on information, the DEO and his team raided the scrap dealer’s shop and found government text books for the current academic session dumped in the shop. The incident has exposed the lack of seriousness by school authorities in distribution of reading material to students for whom the text books were procured to be disbursed.According to information, a team headed by DEO Seoni raided a scrap dealer’s shop behind Chote Mission School in Gurunanak ward. The team was shocked to find the text books supplied by the government for the benefit of students for studies were dumped in the shop. The team seized 23 bundles of text books and other reading material weighing over four quintal. The books and reading material are text books prescribed for students from class IX to XII standard.

The scrap dealer’s shop is owned by Sahu Kabadi who is yet to reveal as to which school actually sold the text book of students in his shop.The DEO team made panchnama and seized the reading material dumped in the shop. Carrying out investigation, it has come to fore that the reading material for students was procured by some Nema Kabadi who then dumped the books at Sahu scrap dealer’s shop in Gurunanak ward. On being informed cops from Kotwali also reached the spot to take stock of the situation as the matter is concern with School Education Department.After the raid, the scrap owner Rohit Sahu informed that the stock of the books were brought to his shop by one Nema Kabadi and the deal was struck at rate of Rs 6 per kilogram, The consignment weighed 23 bundles of text books and other reading material weighing over four quintal. Accordingly Nema Kabadi was given money for the procurement of text books of government school. The team raided the scrap dealer’s shop included Additional Project Officer Mahesh Gautam, Piyush Jain, Mehra Piparia, principal L R Bachliya, Vipesh Jain and others officers of School Education Department.Officers from the School Education Department informed, “we have made panchnama of the consignment of text books found and seized at the scrap dealer’s shop. The consignment has been seized and has been taken to DEO office. We have taken serious note of the apparent selling of text books to the scrap dealer a probe has been ordered and the guilty school management would be punished.”