CAG report reveals severe lapses in increased training in Tamil Nadu
The report of the Comptroller and Auditor Basic (CAG) of India for the 12 months ended March 2020 has discovered, what it mentioned, severe lapses in increased training in Tamil Nadu. The lapses embrace poor or nil analysis output by many departments in universities.
The report detected diversion of funds for analysis and growth by the College of Madras to pay salaries and common non-plan expenditure. The report mentioned the salaries paid to visitor lecturers had been a lot beneath the UGC-recommended wage of Rs 50,000.
“The unfilled vacancies were filled up by appointing guest lecturers. As on March 2020, 4,084 guest lecturers were posted in government colleges with a salary of Rs 15,000 per month,” the report, tabled within the State Meeting on Monday, mentioned.
The audit mentioned the delay by the Tamil Nadu Academics Recruitment Board (TRB) in recruiting academics induced vacancies to extend. Visitor lecturers had been taken on a contract foundation to cater to the necessity and weren’t recruited by clear merit-based recruitment course of, the report mentioned.
In opposition to the overall sanctioned energy of 10,079 academics in authorities faculties, 4,889 everlasting academics had been on roll, leaving 5,190 posts – about 51 per cent – vacant. The vacancies in aided faculties had been 22 per cent (2,380 vacancies in opposition to sanctioned energy of 10,610).
The massive variety of vacancies had been managed primarily by participating full-time visitor lecturers. Throughout 2014-19, 17 programmes had been newly began in 10 authorities faculties and 1,318 college students had been admitted with out academics for dealing with the programmes. The TRB deliberate to recruit 1,883 academics for numerous topics in 2016 however the authorities banned recruitment between April 2017 and June 2018 resulting in non-completion of the recruitment course of.
The TRB recruited for two,331 posts in October 2019 and the recruitment course of remained incomplete as on February 2021, the report mentioned. Within the College of Madras, it was discovered that the sanctioned consumption of scholars for the PG programmes couldn’t be elevated for need of college and amenities.
As a result of low demand, the consumption capability of 63 programmes was diminished by 68 per cent throughout 2014 – 19. Throughout this era, no admission was made to 27 accepted masters programmes.
“The University of Madras, the oldest in the State, continues to face financial crisis due to mismanagement and inadequate financial support from the government of Tamil Nadu. As a result, the funds meant for research and development activities were diverted for salaries and regular non-plan expenditure,” the report mentioned.
The State carried out properly in pupil enrolment, move share, entry and affordability. The audit, nevertheless, discovered points primarily with student-faculty ratio in faculties, valuation of reply papers, poor analysis output and regional disparity in entry and ineffective functioning of governance constructions.
The Tamil Nadu State Council for Greater Schooling didn’t play its envisaged roles resulting from non-constitution of its principal organ viz. the Council. Additionally, the State Tutorial Audit and Accreditation Council has not began functioning since its institution in 2010.
Throughout 2014 -19, about 1.48 lakh college students of Bharatidasan College, Tiruchirappalli, Mom Teresa Girls’s College, Kodaikanal, and College of Madras, Chennai, appealed for revaluation and 50 per cent of them bought their marks modified on revaluation. The massive quantity requests for analysis and alter of marks after analysis forged doubt on the effectivity of answer-sheet analysis system, it mentioned. Solely a handful of college departments had been lively in analysis and majority had poor or nil analysis output.
The audit consists of the departments of Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare, Agriculture, Well being and Household Welfare, Greater Schooling, Income and Catastrophe Administration, Rural Improvement and Panchayat Raj, Faculty Schooling and Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal, mentioned R Ambalavanan, Principal Accountant Basic. He informed reporters that the report detected poor planning and implementation of set up of bio-digesterio-tank bogs beneath Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) leading to non-achievement of goal of improved sanitation in rural areas and likewise led to unfruitful expenditure of Rs 4.44 crore.
Failure of the income authorities led to unauthorised occupation of presidency lands price Rs 14.16 crore in Madurai whereas the failure of the agriculture division to border a complete guideline and to implement the present pointers resulted in misuse of subsidy of Rs 3.01 crore in addition to non-achievement of the meant targets of agriculture mechanisation, the report mentioned.
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