By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 4: Dulal Bora, an RTI activist, has come down heavily on the State Education Department that gives Rs 10,000 to each DC from the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) and Rs 20,000 from the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) for holding the HSLC and HS examitions respectively every year.
Talking to newsmen in the city today, Bora said: “Actually the amount has not be borne by the students in the form of their examition fees, and this is one of the reasons behind the SEBA and the AHSEC hiking the examition fees almost every year. Since there’re 27 districts in the State, the DCs get Rs 2.70 lakh from the SEBA and Rs 4.40 lakh from the AHSEC annually for holding the examitions. This shows the government’s lack of accountability for the education of poor students in the State. This money should be paid back to the poor students. A number of DCs, however, haven’t submitted their utilization certificates. The government should look into the matter.”