59 residential schools in a mess

The state administration has shown its below the average performance in running 59 residential schools which were sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development nearly six to eight years back. It may be recalled that these special type of schools were sanctioned under Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya scheme but the irony is that they have been struggling even to get basic infrastructural facilities. That has resulted in not meeting the objectives behind the scheme and consequently having had a telling impact on widening of enrolment base of girl students belonging to disadvantageous groups like SC, ST, OBC, minority and BPL than what would have met the expectated levels.
It is worth noting that the scheme was launched in the State in the year 2006-07 for setting up of residential schools at upper primary level in such blocks which were educationally backward and where the rural female literacy was below the national average and gender gap in literacy was above the national average. The position is that not only are these schools without their own buildings but in spite of sufficient funds base provided by the HRD Ministry, hostels for secondary school students too have not been upgraded. As if it was any less on the abject non performance of the administration in the matter, such schools remain virtually non functional in Leh and Kargil in Ladakh region for the last many years. Whatever work in respect of these schools has been undertaken, spill over and resultant cost escalation and non completion of the buildings have been the final result. Would the State administration look into the subject matter on priority?