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Holes in Dist Education Programme
V. P. Prabhakar
T
he District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) was implemented in seven educationally backward districts of Haryana, Bhiwani, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jind, Kaithal, Mohindergarh and Sirsa with the main objective of improving efficiency in the process of production and distribution of teaching learning materials (TLM).

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Holes in Dist Education Programme
V.P. Prabhakar

The District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) was implemented in seven educationally backward districts of Haryana, Bhiwani, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jind, Kaithal, Mohindergarh and Sirsa with the main objective of improving efficiency in the process of production and distribution of teaching learning materials (TLM).

Besides construction of classrooms and new schools, opening of non-formal alternative schooling centres, teachers training, research-based interventions, there was provision for development of teaching learning material. The TLM was meant for guidance of teachers and not children.

Training on TLM at the district level and block level had been imparted and about 19,000 teachers in all seven districts of Haryana trained in the preparation and
use of TLM.

To meet the demand raised by primary teachers, two books "Nanhe Kadam Vigyan Ki Ore" and "Pitara Khole Ank Bole" had been written on Science and Mathematics, respectively.

The scrutiny of records in January 2003 of the Haryana Prathmik Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad revealed that under the TLM component, the parishad got printed 12.03 lakh copies of these two books, "Nanhe Kadam Vigyan Ki Ore" (6.03 lakh copies) and "Pitara Khole Ank Bole" (6 lakh copies) at a cost of Rs 2.96 crore against 18,455 sanctioned posts of teachers in these seven districts during 2000-02.

During these two years, 76,000 books were distributed. The cost came to Rs 0.19 crore. This shows that an excess expenditure of Rs 2.77 crore was incurred on publishing books more than the requirement.

Records indicated that these excess copies of TLM were got printed by creating an artificial demand on the plea that it would be provided to students too. Printing of excess TLM resulted in an expenditure of Rs 2.77 crore.

The Commissioner, Education, had ordered fixing responsibility as the demand for TLM was not checked to ascertain whether the material was actually meant for children or not, but no action had been taken as of, September 2003.

Under another scheme of providing textbooks free of cost to students under the DPEP, the Parishad requested the Controller, Printing and Stationery (P&S), to intimate the rates for printing of "Tarang" for Class-II on 70 GSM paper with a cover of 210 GSM imported Art card.

The Controller intimated that in Haryana the text books were being printed on 60 GMS white-cream woven paper with a cover of 130 GMS paper at the rate of Rs 10.50 per copy.

The parishad, however, ignoring the advice of the Controller, got 1,98,745 copies of the said book printed from the open market through a Chandigarh-based private firm on 70 GMS Maplitho paper with a cover of 220 GMS art card and paid Rs 57.60 lakh (March 2001 to September 2001) at the rate of Rs 28.98 per copy.

The test-check of records of the parishad in January 2003 revealed that the Parishad itself felt subsequently (March 2002) that the books meant for children for Class-II were to be used only for one academic session and, therefore, such high specifications of paper and cover were not desirable.

As a result it decided to get the textbook of next year printed as per the specifications given by the Controller.

Thus, by getting the textbook on 70 GSM Maplitho paper with a cover of 220 GSM Art card in violation of the specification prescribed by the Government during 2001-02 from the private firm, the parishad incurred an extra expenditure of Rs 36.73 Lakh.
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Agriculture

August 19

Indira Gandhi Agricultural Univ, Krishak Nagar, Raipur 492006 (CG)

1) MSc (Ag)

2) MSc (Forestry)

3) MFSc (Inland Fisheries)

4) MTech (Agri Engg)

5) MTech (Dairy Tech/ Dairy Engg)

Eligibility: For 1: BSc (Ag), 55%. For 2: BSc (Ag)/BSc (Biol/ Forestry). For 3: BFSc/ BVSc & AH/ BSc (Ag or Hort) with Biol in 10+2/ BSc (Biol) with Bot, Zool, Chem. For4: BTech / BSc/ BE (55%) in rel area. For 5: BSc dairying, BSc (DT)/ BTech (DT)/ BTech (Food Sc)/ BE/ BSc Engg/ BTech (Mech/ Elect/ Chem/ Agri Engg), AMIE.

Selection: For MSc (Ag), MSc (Ag, Biotech), 2 & 3: CET: 22 August (at Coll of Agri, Raipur)

Application Form: Send Rs 150/- by DD fvg "Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur (CG)" payable at Raipur with a stamped (Rs 20/-) self-add env (29 x 21 cm) to the Registar at above add.

Details: Prospectus

Armed Forces

August 26

Indian Navy, PO Bag 04, R.K. Puram PO (Main), New Delhi 110066

www.nausena-bharti.mil.in

SSC Officers in Tech Br (Univ Entry Scheme)

Eligibility: Indian males, Final yr BE/BTech (Mech/ Marine/ Aero/ Prod/ Metall/ Civil/ Nav Arch/ Electl/ Electron/ Tele Comm/ Instru/ Instru & Control/ Electron & Instru/ Electron & Comm/ Power Engg/ Control Sys Engg) with 60% (pre final yr VI Sem). DoB: 02 August í- 01 August í86.

Details: Website.

Engineering

IIT-Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee, IT-BHU Varanasi & ISM Dhanbad JEE-2005

Test: Screening: Apr 10 '05, Main: May 22, '05.

Application Form: Available from 29 th Noví 04

Details: Employment News (31 Jul-06 August)

August 28

Kurukshetra Univ, Kurukshetra

MTech (Micro Electron & VLSI Des)

MTech (Process Control Instru)

MTech (Software Engg)

Eligibility: For 1 : 60%, BTech/ BE (Electron/ Electron & Comm/ Elect & Electron/ Elect & Instru) or MSc (Electron Sc/ Electron) For 2: 60%, BTech/ BE (Instru/ Electron & Instru/ Electron/ Elect & Electron/ Electron & Instru & Control Engg) or MSc (Elect Sc/ Elect/ Phy with Electron) For 3: 60%, BE/ BTech/ MCA/ MSc(Comp Sc/ Maths/ IT/ Stats/ Elect/ Phy/ OR.

Application Form: Send Rs 250/- by DD fvg "The Registrar, KU, Kurukshetra", payable at Kurukshetra to above add.

Environmental Science

August 16

Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032

www.jadavpur.edu

M.Phil (Environ Sc)

Eligibility: 10+2 (Sc, 50% in maths), Masterís deg (Eco/ Geog)/ MSc (with BSc hons)/BE/ BTech (55%)

Application Form: Send request letter with Rs. 300/- by DD fvg "Jadavpur Univ", payable at Kolkata to "The Superintendent, Information Office, Jadavpur Univ, Kolkata" before 09 August or díload from website.

Details: Employment News (31 Jul- 06 August)/ Website.

Finance

August 27

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi 110002.

PE-I, Intermediate, PE-II, Final, MAC Part-I, IRM Exams

Exam: 1 Nov (at 97 centres incldg Del, Chandigarh, M'bai, Kol'ta.)

Application Form: Send Rs 25/- (for MAC Part-I & IRM) & Rs 60/- (for others) by DD/IPO fvg "Secretary, ICAI, New Delhi" with self-add slip & stamps (Rs 15/-, not for MAC Part-I & IRM) to the Joint Secretary (Examinations) at the above add.

Hotel Management

August 25

Indira Gandhi National Open University & National Council For Hotel Mgt & Catering Technology, Library Avenue, Pusa Complex, New Delhi-110012

E-mail: ihmpusa@rediffmail.com, ihm@vsnl.com

MSc (Hospitality Admin)

Eligibility: BSc (Hospitality & Hotel Admin)/ Bachelorís deg & Dip in HM from NCHMCT/ 3 Ėyr Dip in HM from NCHMCT with 2 yr wk ex.

Application Form: Send Rs 850/- by DD fvg "National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology", payable at New Delhi to NCHMCT at above add by 23 August Ď04.

IT

Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) , CAD CAM Centre, 501-Pavani Prestige, Ameerpet, Hyderabad (AP) (M/o Chemical & Fertilizers, GoI)

cipethyd@pol.net.in/Ph:040-55250615/6

Masterís Prog in CAD/CAM/CAE & Mold Des

Application Form: Send email with complete add

Details: Employment News (31Jul- 06 August)

Law

August 13

Small Industries Service Institute, Legal Training Centre, Room # 30, 65/1, G.S.T Road, Guindy, Chennai 600032 (TN)

www.sisi-chennai.com

Diploma Courses (8/6/4-mth)

Export Import Law/ Co. Tax Law & Mgt/ Travel Law & Mgt/ Drugs Law & Mgt/ Labour Law & Mgt/ Media Law & Mgt/ Clearing & Forwdg/ Law & Mgt/ IT Law & Mgt/ Trade Mark Law & Mgt/ Doc Writing & Mgt/ Courier Law & Mgt

Eligibility: Cl 10/ 10+2, Bachelorís deg.

Application Form: Díload from website and Send Rs 550/- by DD fvg "The Director-SISI PD A/c", payable at Chennai to Sir R Vishwanathan (L/F) Asst Director, Room # 29, Sri K Raja at above add.

Details: Website.

Management

August 25

All India Management Association (AIMA) , Management House, 14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003

www.aima-ind.org

Mgt Aptitude Test (MAT)-Sept '04

Eligibility: Bachelorís deg.

Application Form: Send Rs. 590/- by DD fvg "AIMA-CMS, New Delhi", payable at New Delhi with two self-add slips/website by 23 Augustí04

Details: Website.

IIM Calcutta, Diamond Harbour Rd, Joka, Kolkata-700104

www.iimcal.ac.in

November 20

I) PG Prog in Comp Aided Mgt (2-yr)

December 3

ii) PG Dip in Bus Mgt (3-yr)

November 15

iii) Fellow Prog in:

1) Mgt (Behavrl Sc, Fin & Contr, HRM, MIS, Strategic Mgt, Mktg & Op Mgt); 2) Eco; 3) OR & Syst Anal;4) Regnl Dev and 5) Sociol.

Eligibility: For i) : Bachelorís deg;

For ii): Bachelorís deg with min 2 yrs full time employed exec/ supervisory wk ex.

For iii): Masterís deg (55%), BE or BTech (60%) and Cl10 / 12 (50%);

Selection: For 1 : CAT 2004 scores, Aptitute Test in Maths, GD, Interview, relev wk ex & past acad record; For 2 : Same as (1) except ATM; For 3 : CAT-2004 scores, Interview.

Application Form: Apply s eparately for each course. Díload from website.

Details: CAT Bulletin / Website

August 30

Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad offers through Distance Learning the following courses:-

*3 years Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM)

*2 years Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

*2 years Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)

*2 years Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management (PGDSCM)

*Eligibility: Graduate in any stream.

No entrance test for Defence Personnels & working managers with 5 years of working experience

Specialised Diploma Courses in

*Business Administration *Marketing Management

*Export Management *Personnel Management

*Financial Management * Materials Management

*Eligibility: 10+2 with 5 years working experience or graduate in any discipline

Student appearing in final year may also apply.

For distance learning programs, prospectus and application forms can be obtained from I.M.T Study Centre, 40TF, Sant Ishar SinghNagar, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana 141001 on cash payment of Rs 700.00 Phone No: 0161-2421520, 9814153399.

Email: imt ldh@rediffmail.com

Recruitment

August 19

Bank of Baroda www.bankofbaroda.com

Recruitment of Agricultural Officers (125 posts)

Details: Employment News (31 Jul-06 August)/ Website.

August 31

HQ North Bengal Frontier Border Security Force Kadamtala (Post) Darjeeling (Distt) (WB) Recruitment of Constables in BSF (General Duty) against Sports Quota

Eligibility: Cl 10. Age: 18-23 yrs

Selection: Written Exam, Physical Efficiency Test and Interview.

Application Form: Send in prescribed format and reqd doc with Rs 50/- by DD fvg "IG BSF NB FTR" payable at Central Bank of India, extn counter, BSF Kadamtala / Nationalised Bank at Siliguri and a stamped (Rs.5/-) self-add env (10 x 23 cms) to the ADIG/Comdt, STC BSF North Bengal, Baikunthpur, PO Salugara, Dist- Jaloaiguri, WB-734402

Scholarship

October 1

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) , Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 www.iisc.ernet.in/kvpy

KVPY Fellowship-2004

(Fellowships & Contingency grants for students of Basic Sc/ Engg/Med)

Application Form: Send Rs 75/- by DD fvg "SID A/c KVPY" payable at

B 'lore with 2 self-add slips (2"x4") mention name & stream applied for to the Convener at above add by 15 Sept. Apply separately for all streams.

Details: Website

 

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