Published On: Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012

Bihar slams Centre for alleged neglect of education sector

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Bihar Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister P K Sahi has lashed out at the Centre for allegedly adopting “dilly dallying” attitude towards setting up Central University of Bihar (CUB) and secondary schools in the state.

Replying to a debate on the budgetary demands for his department for 2012-13, Sahi slammed the Centre for allegedly ignoring the state’s demand for establishing the Central University of Bihar in Motihari. He alleged that Bihar drew zero amount from the Centre for opening secondary schools in Bihar during 2011-12.

“The people in the Central ministry use to ask for documents of land or land records and then they will decide as to whether or not to open secondary schools,” Sahi said and asked the ministers in the Central government “not to take decisions on the education programme in Bihar sitting in Ashoka Hotel in New Delhi.” “In the given circumstances, what will happen to the education programme here,” he said. He said the Centre had during 2011-12 had decided to allocate as Central share of Rs 7040 crore under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan “but unfortunately we receive hardly Rs 1724 crore till now.” The state government had already made available land for Aligarh Muslim University in Kishanganj in Bihar but work was yet to start on the study centre there and we don’t know what will be the fate of the study centre in future

  • Shalu Sharma

    Education in Bihar is pretty grim. No government has taken any steps to do anything about it, its all about blaming each other now.