Education sector is one of the key areas where the district panchayat audit report for 2009-10 has found several limitations in scheme implementation.
Many projects taken up under the sector failed to meet their objectives, the report says.
Objections have been raised on the inability of the district panchayat to spend around Rs.1.79 crore under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) projects. The report has sought an explanation for the excess allocation of Rs.62,500 to five schools as school grant and maintenance grant under the SSA.
The audit report has highlighted the failure of a scheme to determine the quality of drinking water in rural areas in the district. The Rs.15-lakh project formulated by the district panchayat and the Suchitwa Mission was envisaged to determine the quality of drinking water samples collected from students in higher secondary school laboratories. However, the project could not serve its purpose as it was limited to buying laboratory equipment in five higher secondary schools at a cost of more than Rs.14 lakh, the report says.
The Rs.5.29-lakh Quality Education Programme (QEP) implemented in the financial year in three schools run by private managements has also come under the scanner. The report has sought an explanation on why government schools were bypassed in the implementation of the project meant for providing quality education to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe students.