ZEOs suspended for delaying 'meals' to schoolchildren in J

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Jammu, Dec 25 (UNI) Two Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) were suspended for delaying 'meals' to the school children under mid-day meal scheme in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources here said.

The sources said the ZEOs were suspended yesterday on the directions of Education Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed, who received complaints pertaining to the misappropriation of funds sanctioned for the mid-day meal.

''The funds were sanctioned in September but they were not properly being used for the purpose and thus it delayed in service and no quality meal was provided to the school children,'' Director, School Board of Education Jammu A K Raina told UNI.

However, a surprise visit was made on the instructions of the Education Minister and the two ZEOs-- Chaman Lal of R S Pura and Bimla Devi of Miran Sahib-- were suspended on the spot, Mr Raina said.

''Misappropriation in the funds is yet to be scrutinised but they have not fulfilled their moral duty making children to suffer, An inquiry has been ordered,'' he added.

UNI

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