Minister Rajen instructs not to release bill for poor quality works

Imphal: Education, fishery and CADA minister S. Rajen Singh has advised works executing agencies concerning education department not to release any bill if contractors do not follow the particulars in the work order.

The minister asked for strict compliance to the instructions of the concerned engineering department.

He made the instructions while talking to reporters during his visit at different government colleges located in Imphal West, Bishnupur and Imphal East districts on Saturday.

The infrastructures of the present government colleges are not satisfactory. The ongoing construction of library building in the campus of D.M. College of Teachers’ Education need to be reviewed since the quality of construction is not satisfactory, Rajen said.

He instructed the engineering department to put the present construction on halt.

During his visit at L. Sanoi College, Nambol, Rajen said the principal of the college will be empowered to monitor the development works of the college. He suggested that teachers should be away from politics. Rather they should adhere to their service of the teaching students.

MLA N. Loken Singh also arrived at the spot at the time of ministerial team’s visit. Loken urged the teachers to be sincere to their profession and keep away themselves from unrelated tasks.

The minister also visited S. Kula Women’s College which is adjacent to L. Sanoy College and he showed his satisfaction to the proper maintenance of the college.

Later, he visited Imphal College and inspected the ongoing construction of College Library.

He visited Liberal College, Luwangsangbam. During his visit Rajen assured for renovation of rooms and damaged blocks of the colleges according to the availability of fund in the education department on priority basis.

In case of shortage of fund in the education department for development and renovation of the colleges, proposals and DPRs will be prepared and submit to the concerned ministry for more funding, he added.

Rajen also visited G.P. Women’s College and inspected the ongoing construction of college library and site for the construction of new girls’ hostel. He also interacted with the teaching and non teaching staffs of the college.

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