Srinagar Jan 21 (KINS): The school education department has forgotten to run a school in a building at Kamad in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, whose construction was completed in 1992.
In 1992, the school education department through block development office Achabal constructed a building at Kamad Anantnag to house girls primary school.
Government primary school for girls was supposed to shift in the new building, which functions from the high school.
Twenty-eight years down the line, authorities have failed to shift girls primary school Kamad in this new building, which instead function at high school Kamad.
“This shows the callousness of school education department which has forgotten the new building. We brought this issue number of times to concerned authorities but to no avail. We fail to understand why school education department is not making girls primary school functional in this new building,” locals told news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS).
The one storey building has been built on 1 kanal 17 malras of land of the Revenue Department.
At present, a local contractor who built this building is using it for personal purposes.
“For some time, he rented this building to a private school, then gym. Presently, this building is used by the contractor for storing cattle fodder,” locals said.
The contractor according to locals claims that government has failed to clear his payment.
“The land of the school has been encroached by locals. Nobody is concerned to clear the land from encroachers. The primary school should be immediately made functional from this building,” they said.
Chief Education Officer (CEO) Anantnag Abdul Rub Shah said he was unaware about this school building.
“As you brought this thing into my notice, I will seek report from concerned ZEO immediately,” he told news agency KINS.
Concerned Tehsildar Abdul Wasi Dev said they won’t allow anybody to encroach the government land.
“I will raise this issue with Naib Tehsildar so that all illegal encroachments are removed,” he said. (KINS)