Saturday, November 27, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Dalit body blames misuse of scholarship funds in schools

Dalit body blames misuse of scholarship funds in schools

Added At: 2010-11-26 9:35 PM

Last Updated At: 2010-11-26 11:06 PM

KANCHANPUR: Irregularities have been reported in the distribution of
scholarship provided for Dalit students in Kailali district.

According to Nepal National Dalit Welfare Association, Kanchanpur, the
amount released under the Dalit scholarship programme in the district
has been misused.

The irregularities were found in course of carrying out monitoring at
different schools in the district, said the association.

Making public the monitoring report here on Friday, association's
chairman Dil Ram Tamata informed that monitoring was carried out in 24
government schools in the district and of them, 13 were found not
spending the fund for the welfare of the targeted group.

They used the scholarship funds in teachers' salary and administrative
activities and transferred it to other expenditure headings, the
report said.

Among the schools, charged for misusing the scholarship funds are the
National Higher Secondary School, the Dharma Janata Higher Secondary
School, the Siddharaj Higher Secondary School and the Srijana Amar
Higher Secondary School.

Similarly, the report has accused the Maheshwor Lower Secondary
School, the Mahendra Higher Secondary School, the Laxmi Secondary
School, Khaiyarbati, the Laxmi Secondary School, Bagphanta, the
Jaycees Secondary School, the Bhrikuti Higher Secondary School and the
Ghatal Secondary School of misusing the scholarship funds.

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