Jagran Correspondent, Maharajganj: There is a system to give the benefits of schemes to the children of government schools through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), but there are 25 schools, where it has not been started due to negligence. There are many other schools as well, where the second installment has not been received. In all, parents of 1.87 lakh children are waiting for Rs 1100 to be deposited in their account for dress, sweater, socks, shoes etc.
DBT app has been launched to take the benefits of the scheme to the children. On the same app, schools have to transmit the data of registered children to the government. In the review of the government, 25 schools in the district have proved to be laggy. These include 12 madrasas. Madrasas have not done DBT KYC of even a single child till now. 10 aided schools, Farenda School run by Social Welfare Department, Government School Paniyara and Nautanwa are also included. So far, the amount has been transferred to the account of the parents of 104280 children only. DBT’s nodal and coordinator Anupam Kumar said that out of total 291497 children registered in the district, data of parents of 135425 children was sent for DBT in the first phase. Out of which an amount of Rs 11.47 crore has reached the account of the parents of only 104280 children. Still, the benefit of the scheme could not be availed due to non-feeding of data of parents of 187217 children of the district.
Action will be taken against the teachers who do not take interest in DBT, to stop the salary. Along with this, the Block Education Officers have been instructed to recommend departmental action against the schools which have not yet fed the data of the children.
OP Yadav, BSA Maharajganj