The central (Congress) govt. is giving simple educational grants in the last 5 years, but the Modi govt., which is too busy in publicity gimmicks too look at the misery of students of the state, is not utilizing it. As a result, the students are getting a raw deal and are unable to avail of the facilities ensured by the central govt. by providing the requisite, resources, but the self proclaimed No.1 CM doesn’t have sufficient time to look into the matter and thus Gujarat students are falling behind students of states like Bihar. Even the officers of education Department don’t know from whom to take the directions, Mr. Bohra or Anandiben, as it is still not clear who ‘actually’ heads the department. Although, the student and columnists have questioned and criticized the Gujarat Education Board calling it a total failure, the govt. has turned a deaf ear to them. We pray to the All-Mighty God that they get enough time to at least peek in to this matter. There is a 5 times hike in the grant issued by the central (Congress) govt. in the education department. The others state have utilized it and started their ascent. But unfortunately ‘Aapna Vibrant Gujarat” shows a downward trend. The central (Congress) led govt. is giving simple educational grants in the last 5 years, but the Modi govt., which is too busy in publicity, gimmicks like ‘Vibrant Gujarat’, ‘Praveshotsav’ etc. to look at the misery of the students of the state……
Quote by Nishit Vyas, GPCC General Secretary
Ref.Times of India,June 24th 2009.
Gandhinagar: Gujarat has failed to post a good performance in the area of education because it has failed to utilize funds for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), a flagship programme for attaining universal elementary education.
A high-level study, ‘Report on monitoring the financial management and procurement relating to SSA in Gujarat’, also reveals that funds utilisation is poor in two special SSA schemes for girls — National Programme of Education for Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL) and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV).
Prepared by the Institute of Public Auditors of India for the ministry of human resources development, the report says that while on one hand there is poor utilisation of funds, Gujarat’s out-of-school children in 2008-09 registered a rise of 14 per cent over the previous figure.The report has identified districts where the number of out-of-school children is very high – Banaskantha, Kutch, Bhavnagar, Dahod and Surendranagar. The report should come as an indictment for the Gujarat government’s campaigns, including Kanya Kelavni, which have remained a hype while the administration didn’t do simple things like take all the Central assistance that is available for the purpose.
While the government claims its focus is on educating the girl child, report shows how, despite forming 63 KGBVs on paper, the officials failed to utilise funds meant for raising necessary infrastructure. The amount of funds lying unutilised for KGBVs and NPEGEL has been growing in recent years.