Erode: A team of officials have rushed to
Kathirimalai, a remote tribal settlement area, following a
complaint that the residential school there is not functioning
and the appointed Headmaster not attending it for the past six
months,officials said on Tuesday.
The matter came to light following a petition
submitted during the weekly grievances meeting at the
Collectorate on Tuesday.
Kathirimalai is 28 km from Burgur in Anthiyur forest
and one has to walk the distance as there is no bus or other
The tribal residential school was started in 1999. A
teacher, Headmaster and cook had been appointed but only the
teacher was attending school,sources said.
The 75 children studying in the institution, who
were brought to the Collector, also made an oral complaint
about the staff`s absence for long.
Following District Collector V.K. Shanmugam`s order, a
team of officials belonging to Education department,
Adidravidar Welfare and Tribal department and Tahsildar of
Bhavani have rushed to the area.