From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, Jan 16: All the parents and guardians of Kendriya Vidyalaya at Mangaldai, the only non-residential educatiol institution in Darrang district under HRD Ministry, Government of India, have expressed grave concern over the absence of a regular Principal since the month of August in 2014.
A section of the conscious parents of the institution have already moved the regiol office of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) at Khapara, Guwahati with an appeal either to extend the deputation period of the Principal appointed from other school for at least two years or to appoint one regular Principal for a tenure of not less than two years. In a memorandum already sent to the Deputy Commissioner of KVS, Guwahati Region on January 7, it was pointed out that since the inception of the KV at Mangaldai in March, 2003, most of the time the school has been run by temporary in-charge Principals. In the 13 years history the school only had four regular Principals so far against 11 in-charge Principals. It has been observed from records that out of the five regular Principals only two of them were able to continue their term in office for more than two years.
The memorandum also stated that following the transfer of regular Principal S Toppo on August, 2014, the Principals have been appointed twice on deputation for a very short span of time and the rest of the time it was run by in-charge Principals. The parents also expressed surprise to know that the authority was yet to decide on the extension of the deputation period of Principal SK Chaudhary who reportedly completed his six months period of deputation on Tuesday. In the petition it was highlighted that over the years the school with more than 700 students and the construction of permanent school building still in progress, had suffered in all aspects including academic environment, administrative functions, infrastructural development due to the absence of a regular Principal and with Board fil examitions of both Class X and XII round the corner students are likely to suffer even more with rapid change of Principals.
The intervention of the Governor of Assam in this serious academic matter was reportedly also sought by a group of conscious guardians of the school in presence of Deputy Commissioner, Darrang-cum- Chairman of Vidyalaya Magement Committee (VMC) at Mangaldai Circuit during the visit of Governor to the district in October, 2015.