The parents of the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Cement Corporation of India (CCI)here gheraowed the corporation’s entrance on Tuesday, following reports that the school would be shut down next month.
An acute financial crisis has grappled the school functioning under CCI plant at Bokajan in East Karbi Anglong. The cash crunch has severely affected the institutional affairs and posing a threat to the institutions existence.
The school was established in 1986, for the wards of CCI employees under the project sector, with complete funding from the industry.
Now, as the industry stopped funding; uncertainty looms large over the academic career of 402 students and seven contractual teachers of the school.
This has triggered panic and anxiety amongst the parents, teachers and residents who are likely to be affected due to the imbroglio centering the school’s future.
Parents, residents have pinned their hopes on MLA Dr Numal Momin’s intervention to save the institution from degeneration.
The MLA in a public meeting held at Bibah Bhawan in Bokajan, assured the panic-ridden parents that the school would not be closed under any circumstances.
A committee was constituted involving MLA Dr Momin and VMC members to make alternative arrangements for the school.
The delegation met the Sangathan’s Divisional Commissioner at Guwahati who clearly stated that the Sangathan shall provide no further financial assistance to the industry for clearing the staff dues.
This is precisely the story of a long neglected and over exploited industry which is also at the verge of closure.
The CCI Bokajan plant was declared sick and subjected under BIFR in the year 1996. However, following good revenues, the government decided to keep the plant running.
The centre allotted Rs 140 crore for expansion of the Bokajan plant in the year 2007. But to the utter surprise of the employees, less than 30? of the expansion work has been completed till date.