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Chhattisgarh BJP leader alleges graft in school computer education

Chhattisgarh BJP leader alleges graft in school computer education

Anuja Jaiswal, TNN Feb 6, 2014, 02.49AM IST

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government was in for embarrassment in Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday, when BJP legislator, Devji Bhai Patel, raised the issue of widespread irregularities in computer education in state's schools and alleged that crores of rupees spent on computers under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan scheme, had gone waste.
Congress legislators were quick to join in, in an attempt to corner the government and accused mass bungling in programme implementation. Patel, who had given a calling attention motion on the issue said, the schools where computers had been 'dumped', had neither teachers nor operators and the equipment was lying waste.
In response to Patel's queries, school education minister, Kedar Kashyap, said 3,242 schools, which had power supply, had been given computers and all were in working condition and being put to use.
He dismissed Patel's allegations and said Rs 41.04 crores spent on purchase of computers and 1,636 teachers had been trained to impart computer education to students. Congress legislators including opposition leader, TS Singhdeo, Satya Narain Sharma and Renu Jogi also demanded that details of successful implementation of computer education in schools should be tabled in the house.

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