CAG points out serious anomalies in Rajasthan edu dept

 A total of 141 schools in Rajasthan were running without students and 12,782 schools were with just one teacher each, a Comptroller and Auditor General of India's audit report said.

Jaipur: A total of 141 schools in Rajasthan were running without students and 12,782 schools were with just one teacher each, a Comptroller and Auditor General of India's audit report said.

"At the state level, there were a total of 141 schools where enrolment of student was zero while 248 teachers were posted in these schools at the end of the year 2013-14 and due to zero enrolment, the government had to incur unfruitful expenditure on items like infrastructure facilities and salaries of teachers," the CAG report for the year 2013-14 said.

Such schools were in Alwar, Bhilwara, Jhalawar, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur and Tonk districts, it said.

11,317 primary schools in 7 test checked districts of Alwar, Bhilwara, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Karauli, Sikar and Tonk had a shortage of 3,202 teachers and were unable to maintain the pupil-teacher ratio (PTR), said the report.

The CAG audit on Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in the state also mentioned that even after implementation of the programme for ten years, female literacy rate was below the national average.

The report mentioned that 12,782 schools were running with just one teacher each in the state.

"There was no playground in 48,285 schools, no library in 31,677 schools and boundary wall was lacking in 14,644 schools," it said, adding that 113 civil works were lying incomplete for more than one year.

The report also revealed that the Centre sanctioned Rs 80 crore as loan to 32 ITIs in the state but only 5 ITIs were completed in all respect.

Slow pace of implementation of the scheme resulted in non upgrading of 27 ITIs, even after lapse of five years and after incurring an expenditure of Rs 25.61 crore.
Loan amount of Rs 32.94 crore also remained un-utilised.

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