Meghalaya: DC orders enquiry over inferior construction of Selsella RMSA school
Tura, Jul 9: The Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills (WGH), Pravin Bakshi has ordered a probe into complaints of inferior building construction of the Selsella RMSA school. The probe into the construction of the school is set to be taken up by the executive engineer of DRDA with a report expected to be submitted soon.
Earlier, the Achik Youth Council (AYC) had complained to the DC alleging very poor construction of the upcoming school building stating that the set norms of construction had not been followed and the building itself was flawed.
"After an inspection of the site, we found that sub standard materials were being used, including cement from Bangladesh (without testing reports). We feared that the building itself would collapse in the near future causing a situation that is going to be dangerous. We have sought a probe into the matter so that appropriate action can be taken," said AYC member, Maxbirth G Momin.
An order for investigation was provided by the DC on July 3 with a time bound inspection report sought from the EE of DRDA.
Interestingly earlier on April 27 this year, an inspection report done by the technical officers under RMSA, Shillong had stated that the building construction was sub standard.
RMSA school building use a prefabricated structure and is almost the same for all school under the scheme.
"We have sought a technical report from the DRDA EE after which a decision will be taken on what follow up action will be taken. An earlier report had also pointed to sub standard construction. The contractors will be called after the report," said Bakhsi when contacted on the matter.
Bakshi further hinted at a monetary fine along with a stern last warning to the contractors.
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