The Asian Age

GOVT TO FLOAT TEN­DERS FOR SCHOOL DESKS

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New Delhi: After the Ti­har jail au­thor­i­ties failed to sup­ply one lakh desks for the

gov­ern­ment schools in Delhi, the city ad­min­is­tra­tion has now de­cided to

float an open ten­der to meet the re­quire­ment. The Delhi gov­ern­ment’s direc­torate of ed­u­ca­tion is work­ing to en­sure proper in­fra­struc­ture for the thou­sands of stu­dents study­ing in the

gov­ern­ment schools. The DoE added that keep­ing

in view the con­straints of the cen­tral pro­cure­ment of desks, the schools have also been au­tho­rised to pur­chase

dual desks from the Vidyalaya Kalyan Samiti funds at their own level. “On an av­er­age, around six thou­sand desks are pur­chased

an­nu­ally by in­di­vid­ual schools to meet the short­age. Around forty thou­sand desks are re­paired ev­ery year at the school level,” ed­u­ca­tion di­rec­tor Padmini Singla said. Au­thor­i­ties feel that ed­u­ca­tion is not possi

ble with­out proper in­fra­struc­ture nec­es­sary for stu

dents to study.

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