Sunday, February 13, 2011

TN: Notebooks for SC/ST pupils only on paper

While the Tamil Nadu government has earmarked `20 crore for distribution of free notebooks to students belonging to the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, at least 13 schools in five districts have not received the notebooks, which gives rise to the big question: Where has the money gone? Headmasters of the schools, in their reply to RTI queries filed by S Karuppaiah of the Dalit Liberation Movement, have categorically said that they had not received any notebooks
although P Sivasankaran, Commissioner of Adi Dravidar Welfare, has claimed that the scheme to provide free notebooks to students up to class 10 was on.

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