Centre derecognises Jana Sikshana Samstha in AP

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Kakinada, Jun 19: The Centre has derecognised the 15-year-old Jana Sikshana Samstha, following an inquiry report on alleged irregularities that crept into the administration.

The Government Order, issued by the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development on June nine, was received by Samstha Chairman Thatavarti Srinivasa Rao on Tuesday.

It had ordered that all assets and records of the Jana Sikshana Samstha be kept under the control of the Zilla Sakshartha Samithi, headed by the Collector as its Chairman.

There was no mention about the future functioning of the organisation in the order. Further funding of the organisation, it had stated, would be decided after scrutiny of the accounts.

However, official sources opined that the activities of the organisation were likely to be continued under the control of Zilla Saksharatha Samithi.

The organisation was started on October 24, 1994, under the banner of Shramika Vidya Peeth, but it was later changed to Jana Sikshana Samstha in April 2000 in conformity with the uniform policy of the government.

It was functioning successfully for the past one and a half decades under the auspices of Maharshi Sambamurthy Institute of Social and Development Studies.

Meanwhile, Maharshi Sambamurthy Institute of Social and Development Studies Secretary Mohammed Jawahar Ali said the governing body of the institute was considering to challenge the Centre's decision in a court of law.


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