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Projects worth Rs 1207.61 lakh abandoned at JNV Tamenglong

The work agency had allegedly abandoned the construction works for the past 11 years.

ByTamenglong Correspondent

Updated 13 Nov 2022, 6:42 am

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

Projects worth at least Rs 1207.61 lakh for infrastructure development of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Tamenglong have allegedly remained incomplete and abandoned for nearly 12 years with incomplete constructions lying in a deteriorating condition.

The construction works of Phase-B work, including two dormitories and two blocks of quarters consisting four teacher quarters were reportedly allocated to Uttar Pradesh-based work agency called Construction & Design Services, UP Jal Nigam, (M/s C&DS UP Jal Nigam) on November 11, 2010.

The work agency had allegedly abandoned the construction works for the past 11 years. The incomplete structures with deteriorating condition standing among tall grass and bushes gave the building an appearance of a haunted house, when a joint inspection team visited the site.    

The team consisted of members of Parent Teacher Council of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Tamenglong, Social worker and MP Nominee Akin Gangmei, Principal of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Tamenglong and staff along with media persons.  

During the inspection, it was revealed that due to incomplete construction of two dormitories, students have been sharing beds and study tables. The students were living in a congested dormitory. The intake of freshers also could not be achieved due to lack of accommodation.

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The earth work for construction of a playground has been going on from the joint contribution of teachers and parents of the students at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Tamenglong.

Speaking to the media,  Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Tamenglong Parent Teacher Council convener Neilalung Riamei said that teachers and students had been living in a congested house due to incomplete construction of two dormitories and staff quarters.

He pointed out that due to lack of accommodation, students have to share a single RCC bed and studying tables. “For how long the students and teachers should suffer due to incomplete construction of dormitories?” he questioned.  

He said that many talented students have been denied quality education due to lack of accommodation.
He  continued that due to the lack of a playground, parents and teachers have to contribute money to build one. The work is going on in full swing, he further said, adding, parents and teachers also sponsored a local teacher to look after the students.   

He appealed to the authorities concerned to seriously look into the matter and complete all the incomplete structures at the earliest. The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Tamenglong Parent Teacher Council also warned to take up necessary action if the voice of the people is ignored.  

Social worker and MP Nominee Akinsin Gangmei also said that he would take up the matter to the higher authorities if the work agency or contractor concerned did not complete the incomplete works at the earliest.

Akinsin Gangmei said during the surprise visit to the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Tamenglong, it was found that the buildings were incomplete and the students were reportedly sharing beds and study tables.    
It was also reported that the Vidyalaya is not well equipped due to the shortage of space for sport activities, dormitories, etc.

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“If Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in other parts of the country are well equipped, then why should Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Tamenglong, Tamenglong JNV be left ignored? It deserves the same facilities”, Akinsin said. The students are the greatest asset of and backbone of the country, he added.

A highly placed source revealed that the construction work of Phase-B work was allocated to M/s C&DS UP Jal Nigam in 2010. A/A & E/S amounting to Rs 688.80 lakh was issued on 11 November 2010, it stated. The time period of completion of work was 18 months (6 months for Pre-construction Activities and 12 months for Construction Activities), it mentioned.  

It mentioned that the revised sanction amounting to Rs 1121.66 lakh was issued on November 11, 2011 and a revised sanction amounting to Rs 1207.61 lakh was also issued on 17 May 19, 2019.

As per the source, a sum of Rs 953.48 lakh  (i.e. 70 per cent) was already already issued to the work agency against the reimbursement claims made in the project. The work is not  completed as yet and is “under suspension,” it mentioned.  

It is also reported that many works were not done properly by Construction & Design Services, UP Jal Nigam, (M/s C&DS UP Jal Nigam).

Such poor management of projects is causing abnormal delay in the completion of the project. There is an acute shortage of accommodation for the students and the staff.








 

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Tamenglong Correspondent

Tamenglong Correspondent

TAMENGLONG district, Manipur

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