In an extremely bizarre case, several boys of a government school in the Saran district were given the benefits of sanitary
napkins under the Poshak yojana meant for girl students in the state. The matter is related to a co-ed government school in Manjhi block of Saran district.
This gross irregularity in funds utilization was detected by the new headmaster, Rais-ul-Ehrar Khan, who checked the records and found this financial fraud. He immediately informed the district magistrate about the discrepancies in the last three financial statement records of the school.
Saran district education officer (DEO) Ajay Kumar Singh announced that the principal wrote a letter to the District Magistrate stating that several boys of the school were allotted funds for the sanitary napkin and dress scheme before 2019.
H further informed that a two-member committee comprising district program officer Rajan Kumar Giri and DPO (establishment) Sunil Kumar Gupta has been formed to investigate the matter and submit the findings within a week.
Well, such financial discrepancies are not new for Bihar, we had very high hopes from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, as he claimed to have removed the corruption from Bihar. However, such instances only give a setback to his claims.
The Bihar government should initiate a full-fledged audit of education organizations and boards and should clean the system to prevent such misuse of tax payers money.