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Construction of Delhi Public School in Jorhat hangs in balance

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
JORHAT, March 17: The construction of Delhi Public School (DPS) at Jorhat is now hanging in balance after the state government has passed an order to stop ongoing construction works of the school at Jorhat on Friday.
The government has also appointed upper Assam Commissioner Mukti Gogoi to conduct an inquiry into the allegations raised against DPS authorities and Jorhat district administration regarding the alleged irregularities in class change of agricultural lands to set up the school in Jorhat and ordered to stop construction works of the school.
According to the information, Upper Assam Commissioner Mukti Gogoi has started inquiry in to the matter.
Talking to The Sentinel Jorhat DC Virendra Mittal said, “Upper Assam Commissioner has visited the DPS site and started his inquiry. He also talked to the land owners and local peoples regarding the matter. He will submit his report to the government soon.”
Activists of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) staged a dhar in front of Jorhat Deputy Commissioner’s office against the construction of DPS on agricultural lands on February 27. The KMSS demanded to the government to stop construction of the school on agricultural lands and demanded inquiry into the matter.
KMSS adviser Akhil Gogoi said, “The DPS authority with the help of some top district administration officials at Jorhat illegally changed the classes of agricultural land to non-agricultural land for construction of the school due to some mysterious reasons. We opposed these illegal activities of the government officials and demanded to stop such works.”
“Due to such illegal practices of the government officials, areas of agricultural lands in Assam have been decreasing and our lands have been occupied by non-Assamese businessmen. We opposed these irregularities and demanded probe on it,” he added.
The construction works of DPS in Jorhat district has been started at Charingia Rowriahjan in Pulibor area located on the outskirts of Jorhat town at a plot of land measuring 25 bighas under Jorhat west revenue circle in the district. It also opened admission from Pre-Primary (KGI, KGII) to Grade-VII for the academic session 2017-18.

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