Principals cite ‘less students from BPL family’ as reason for fund diversion
Aizawl (mizonews.net): In connection with FIR lodged by Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) with the Anti-Corruption Bureau against Hrangbana College Principal K Liantuala on grounds of alleged corruption and misuse of the college development fund, Mizoram College Principal Council (MCPC) said it will play an intermediary role between Hrangbana College Principal and the students’ association.
MCPC convened a meeting on Wednesday at Government Aizawl College’s Principal office where they discussed the corruption case against Liantuala. Maintaining that FIR being lodged against college principal by students as “uncalled-for”, the meeting passed a resolution to play an “intermediary role” so as to seek solution to the issue in good terms.
The MCPC said that while the fund received from UGC is used for development of the college, yet there are conditions on which the fund could not be utilized exactly as estimates. “In Mizoram, there are less students from the BPL family among the college students, as a result of which utilizing the fund for such poor students could not be carried out exactly as per UGC estimates, therefore, the fund used to be utilized in other fields,” they said.
In the mean time, leaders of Mizoram College Principal Council, in reply to a query, said that they do not have any knowledge about the expenditure of UGC fund by Hrangbana College principal.
As reported earlier, MZP had lodged FIR against Hrangbana College Principal, K Liantuala on July 27, 2012 to Anti Corruption Bureau on ground of alleged misuse of UGC fund for development of the College, mentioning the expenditure submitted to the UGC Accounts officer, and the expenditure in reality greatly varies, like Rs. 1.25,000 spent for construction of basket ball court, but no basket ball court to be seen; Rs.5,00,000 spent for purchase of sports materials, while actually sports materials bought from Students’ Union fund; Rs. 1,00,000 for upgradation of college library, but no work to be seen; Rs.2,00,000 for construction of new class rooms, but no new class room; Rs. 4,00,000 for books, magazines, journals but none is seen, and other variations.