Collector Jaffer Malik holds discussion with the teachers and local peopleMalappuram District Collector Jaffer Malik strikes again- Takes overGovernment Primary School over apathy in construction of a new building
Close on the heels of a mass surprise inspection of various village offices across the Malappuram district the other day, Malappuram district Collector Jaffer Malik has struck again in his inimitable style.
This time taking over a Government primary school, when he found the construction of a new building sanctioned for the school of children from poor background has been halted for long for no reason.
In a proactive step sending strong warning against all acts of negligence and creating unnecessary hurdles in the path of developmental activities of the state, Collector Jaffer Malik has taken over the Karkadakam Government Lower Primary School near Mankada, as inordinate delay has occurred in the construction of a new building for the school.
The school Parents’ Teachers Association (PTA) members and teachers of the school met the Collector personally yesterday and apprised him that the construction of the new building at their school (Karkadakam GMLP school), had been halted due to local issues. Sufficient funds had been allotted for the construction as a matter of routine affair over the years. The sorry state of affairs of the school facing serious space crunch and lack of infrastructural facilities were brought to the notice of the Collector by the school team with much hope for a permanent solution.
There are local obstacles as and when the construction work began, leaving the students from the marginalized background in lurch, the teachers told the Collector.
Realising the ignominious state of affairs in the mere construction of a Government primary school building under the public education stream,
the Collector decided to personally visit the school along with Assistant Collector, to take stock of the prevailing situation there.
He observed that the school badly required a new building. Adequate funds for construction had been allocated in previous years, but construction work had been halted due to disputes of various hues at local levels, Collector learned to his anguish and dismay
This year also, Rs.60 lakh had been allotted from the MLA Fund for the construction of the new building, but no construction work began.
Apprehending the lapse of the funds again, as the construction work was found in limbo, the PTA office bearers and teachers were approaching the Collector as a last resort to sort out the lingering imbroglio in the construction.
The determined Collector discussed the issues with the teachers and local people to put an end to the problems plaguing the construction of the building, compromising the safety of the children.
After the meeting, Collector informed that decks have been cleared for the construction of the new building and the problems confronting the work have been amicably resolved in the discussions held with teachers and local people at the school today.
Directions have been issued to begin the construction work tomorrow itself. Construction of the new building is expected to be completed within six months.
The Assistant Collector has been entrusted with the task of monitoring the building work.
In addition, it has been decided to prepare a master plan for the development of the school and to pay special attention to other matters pertaining to the school, the jubilant Collector said in his Facebook post
The district administration is trying to upgrade the Karkadakam GMLP School as a model school along with the other government sponsored projects within the next six months, said Jaffer Malik.
The immediate action taken by the district Collector to sort out a vexatious problem concerning little children is being hailed by many and his Facebook on this score is becoming viral in the social media.
Recently, Jaffer Malik, in a highly drastic action, ordered a bus conductor, who behaved rudely with a student passenger, to undergo 10 days probation as a caretaker on a Government Children’s home at Tavanur.
The district administration is becoming a role model with such proactive and people friendly actions under the leadership of Collector Jaffer Malik.