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Thiruvananthapuram: The headmasters of aided schools in Kerala, who purchased uniforms for students using their money believing that the government will bear the expense, are now in a crisis after treasury authorities informed them otherwise.
As per reports, the headmasters, who approached the treasury officials to receive the amount allotted by the finance ministry, were told that the money could be paid only to students or owners of the textile shop, from where they purchased the uniforms.
With the financial year coming to a close within two days, around 2000 headmasters have lost hope in getting their money back. Earlier, uniform allowance was granted to the headmasters of government schools and aided LP schools. However, it was not allotted for headmasters of schools with both LP and UP sections.
A total of Rs 600 was spent on two pairs of uniforms for each student. “The headmasters, who fell into debts after spending money to arrange midday meals, are now being denied uniform allowance too,” said G Sunikumar, Kerala Private Primary Headmasters Association general secretary.