Assam govt to take stringent actions against irregularities in supply of uniform and mid-day meal

Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that his government would file police cases and take stringent action against those responsible for irregularities in providing school uniforms and mid-day meals to students in government schools. Informing that the government will start taking action after Lok sabha elections, Mr Sarma while speaking in the state assembly said that there are allegations of anomalies in school uniforms and mid-day meals across the state.He said, “Every year we provide funds for uniforms. When I paid a visit to different districts earlier, I found that while some school uniforms were good, on the other hand, the standards of some school uniforms were very bad.”Regretting that it was unfortunate, he said, “Hence it is proven that a section has appropriately utilised the uniform fund, but some are not doing so. I request all the MLAs to visit the schools in their respective areas and put a grade against the uniforms in the schools. If you find C-grade uniforms, then immediately inform us.”He asserted, “We will have to ensure that the supply of school uniforms and mid-day meals to children is free from anomalies and malpractices.”He announced, “After the Lok Sabha election, it will be our special mission and we will form public committees and try to rectify the system and provide good quality uniforms along with hygienic mid-day meals to the students.”He warned, “This time, we will file FIRs against the irregularities and those involved in it. We will start taking action after the Lok Sabha elections.”The issue was raised by AIUDF MLA Rafiqul Islam when BJP legislator Dharmeswar Konwar asked a question regarding irregularities in the mid-day meal scheme.

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