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Telangana government goes slow on Sainik School

DECCAN CHRONICLE | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 17, 2015, 9:09 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 11:11 am IST
Minister of Defence Manohar Parrikar
 Minister of Defence Manohar Parrikar
Hyderabad: Though the Centre had agreed to establish a Sainik School in TS in December last year, it still remains on paper, thanks to the state government’s apathy. MoD Manohar Parrikar had written to deputy CM Kadiam Srihari, asking for his attention to the pending issue of setting up the Sainik School and had asked for the formalities to be completed at the earliest. 
 
However, officials say that the final approvals for the land and other formalities have been pending with Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for long. Almost every state in the country has a Sainik School, which are seen as gateways into the armed forces. Interestingly, Mr Rao himself had met Mr Parrikar in May this year, seeking final clearances from the Centre to establish the School. 
 
Mr Parrikar had later written to Mr Srihari that the Sainik School had been sanctioned for Warangal and they were waiting for final land allotments from the state. “We sent the file for the CM’s clearance long back but it is stuck there,” said an official in the TS education ministry.
 
Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition K. Jana Reddy on Friday wrote to the CM and deputy CM to facilitate the establishment of another Sainik School in his constituency in Nagarjuna Sagar. Apart from the Sainik School, the Centre has also sanctioned about six Kendriya Vidyalayas but all of them are still on paper as the state has not accorded final land allotments.
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