Bantwala, Jan 18: The education department has issued a circular to all districts and taluks to verify the quality of bicycles to be distributed to the students and thus, taken care about distributing quality bicycles to the students.
The department, in its circular, asked the concerned DDPIs to contact the suppliers and verify the data filled in the online random verification forms for the bicycles already distributed to the students. Earlier, the department has asked the concerned DDPIs to withhold the distribution of bicycles. But distribute the bicycles to the students studying in 8th standard in government and aided schools in 2018-19 academic year. Before that, the department should check whether the bicycles are on good quality or not and submit the action taken report to the department, the circular said.
Following complaints about the substandard quality bicycles distributed to some schools, the department has asked the concerned authorities to distribute the bicycles to the students only after verifying their quality, due to which, the distribution of bicycles was withheld in Bantwala taluk.
As per the government order, the department officials have visited the Kalladka and Mudipu schools and verified the quality of bicycles recently and submitted a report to the higher officer.
As soon as the government issue an order to distribute the bicycles to the students, he would ask the schools to distribute them, BEO Shivaprakash told Varthabharati.
What’s there in order?
The department has asked the authorities to distribute the bicycles pending for distribute immediately. While distributing them, the concerned divisional and district level inspection teams should check whether the bicycles are in good quality and fit for usage and submit a report to the department.
Before distributing the cycles, a three-member committee comprising SDMC president, head master and local government employee should be constituted and verify the cycles. Before distribution, the inspection teams should check quality, frame, fork, handle, reflector, handle bar, tool kits and others, the circular said.
Impact of Varthabharati report
Though the present academic year is almost completing, the bicycles were not distributed to the government schools. More than 4,000 bicycles to be distributed in Bantwala taluk were kept in Kalladka and Mudipu government schools. Varthabharati published a special report on January 7 about not distributing the cycles and drew the attention of the government and the education department.
Source: Vartha Bharti