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The Hindu (2005.3.9): Education minister warns bureaucrats

By Our Staff Correspondent

DEHRA DUN. MARCH.8.The Uttaranchal Education Minister, Narender Singh Bhandari, has warned bureaucrats of strict disciplinary action if they do not stop the practice of taking policy decisions without his consent.

Addressing senior officials of the Education Department, Mr Bhandari expressed dismay over moves to hand over the Kasturba Gandhi Girls Residential Schools to a Non-Government Organisation. “You get salaries to effectively conduct the education system and not `scheme’ to hand over Government responsibilities to NGOs whose credibility is yet to be tested,” he said. [more]