THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan called for a probe into the allegations of misappropriation of madrassa education fund sanctioned by the Central Government.
In a statement here, Achuthanandan said there were allegations of misappropriation of Rs 58 crore allotted for the Scheme for Providing Quality Education in madrassas allotted as per the Justice Sachar commission recommendations.
He said that Rs 36 crore has been earmarked for the year 2014-15.
According to the information made available under the RTI Act, ineligible madrassas had swindled the money using fabricated documents.
Those madrasas giving academic education, having three full time teachers, ten students in each subject and functional for the last three years and registered to the Wakf Board, Madrassa Board or National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) are eligible to claim the fund.
The media have reported that no such madrassa is existing in the state. But the Government and General Education Department have allocated the money to those madrassas which cannot be bracketed under any of the criteria given above.