ITANAGAR, Nov 22 � The BJP has alleged that huge amounts of Central funds allocated for Computer Aided Learning (CAL) programme under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) has been �misappropriated� by Arunachal Pradesh Education department, a charge denied by the State Government.
�The Education department misappropriated the amount by awarding contract to a firm without floating any tender,� BJP State-level monitoring and vigilance committee chairman Tapen Siga said in a press conference here on Thursday.
The firm�s chairman is State Congress president Padi Richo and it was registered at Shillong on January 7, 2009, three days prior to signing of the MoU with the State�s SSA Mission, Siga said. Richo refuted the charge.
The MoU was signed between the State�s SSA Mission and the Arunachal Pradesh Manpower and Project Consultancy Ltd, on January 10, 2009 for supplying CAL materials to 256 primary schools in the State.
Demanding a CBI probe into the scam, Siga alleged that though the total contract amount was Rs 18.99 crore, the department paid Rs 27.71 crore to the firm. � PTI