Incomplete school building: PSHRC seeks report from school authorities

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Incomplete school building: PSHRC seeks report from school authorities



The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has directed the state Project Director Samagra Abhiyan Authority to submit his report on the incomplete building of Nurmahal Senior Secondary School on the next date of the hearing April 1, 2024.

Justice Sant Parkash said in his order that the state Project Director Samgra Sikhya Abhiyan Punjab has sought more time to submit the report in a written communication to the commission which was granted.  

The order said that the report was to be now sent to this commission by the next date of the hearing, which has been fixed for April 1.

PSHRC is hearing a complaint filed by Aditya Bhatara a resident of Nakodar and former president of the Nakodar Nagar Council.

The complainant has alleged that construction work of the new building of the Government Senior Secondary School (Co-Education), Nurmahal has been stalled for the last seven years and requested to act on the matter.


 It is pertinent to mention here that the director general of school education (DGSE) had released Rs1.14 crore for the construction of the building in October 2013, following directions from the Punjab State Human Rights Commission.
The school principal received Rs 57 lakhs in 2013 which was deposited in the accounts of the public works department as it is the agency to construct government buildings above Rs 50 lakhs.
The public works department had completed fifty percent of the construction work and the finance department had not released the remaining grant as a result work came to stand still.
Nakodar MLA I.K. Mann had said that the construction would be resumed soon as the remaining grant is being released by the government after her intervention but still no grant has been released and no work has started.

Feb 11 2024 4:43AM
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