Maharashtra government tightens norms for ashram schools

Updated: Dec 03, 2016, 08:57 IST | Agencies |

A state-run residential school for tribals in Maharashtra has been found to have 50 bogus students on its roll amid the government's move to tighten norms for providing grant to such institutes and also their overall administration

A state-run residential school for tribals in Maharashtra has been found to have 50 bogus students on its roll amid the government's move to tighten norms for providing grant to such institutes and also their overall administration.

The alleged rape of a minor girl at a government-aided tribal school in Buldhana district led the government to order an inquiry into the living conditions of students in all the 1,075 such institutes in the state.

Minister for Agriculture Pandurang Phundkar, said the government has ordered an inquiry into all the ashram schools. The probe, revealed rampant corruption and misappropriation of government grants in administration of these schools, an official said, “Henceforth, the ashram schools will not get 75% of the grant unless they have 100% Aadhaar card-based enrolment of stdents," said the official from Tribal Affairs Department.

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