MALDA, 24 AUG: The long standing stalemate over the organisation of games and sports for innumerable school students of Malda is perhaps going to be resolved shortly. The stalemate occurred due to the deferment of DSSA, Malda election which was scheduled to be held on 6 June this year. ADM (D) Mr Nurul Islam said today that it was decided in a meeting held yesterday with all concerned officials that a hearing on the basis of the complaint lodged by Mr Muklesur Rahaman will be held in a week. “If the complaint is found valid, election will be held within a month on the basis of a fresh voters’ list otherwise it will be held within 15 days”, said Mr Islam. He added that in the mean time the games and sports of the students will be held under the supervision of the ad hoc committee and the District Officer of Physical Education (DOPE).
A teacher of Mahananda High School Mr Muklesur Rahaman complained to the district magistrate and the president of DSSA, Malda against the inclusion of some unauthorised voters which resulted into the deferment ordered by the DM, Malda followed by the formation of an ad hoc committee. The ad hoc committee consisted of the project director of DRDA and DIs of Schools (Secondary and Primary), Malda, was asked to look after the functioning of DSSA, Malda with the assistance of DOPE.
Yesterday a number of zone secretaries of DSSA raised a series of allegations against the outgoing secretary of DSSA, Mr Partha Sarkar and held him responsible for the stalemate.
However, Mr Partha Sarkar rubbished all allegations. He told this correspondent over telephone that he attended the meeting held in Malda Town High School on 13 August as the Headmaster of his school and not as the secretary of DSSA. He said: “The allegation of purchasing sports materials after the formation of the ad hoc committee does not stand as the purchase was done by a committee and not him alone”. The outgoing secretary demanded that the election of DSSA should be conducted forth with and the games and sports for the children must resume in greater interest of students.