Political Resource Development

There are 271 Jan Shikshan Sansthans or JSSs in the country to help boost education programmes in the districts and 215 of them came up after 2000. At least 52 of these bodies were given to NGOs linked to politicians,mostly in the BJP and Congress,indicating that a significant chunk of the programme was converted into political largesse by both parties when they were in power. The following is the list of these NGOs:

Published:April 8, 2013 3:10 am

17 JSSs linked to

BJP leaders

Location: Bokaro,

Jharkhand

NGO: Randhir Verma Memorial

Society (RVMS).

Political link: RVMS was founded in the memory of the late husband of Rita Verma,who is patron of the NGO and was MoS,HRD,until end-2003.

Date of sanction: February 4,2004.

Location: Etawah,UP

NGO: Munna Smriti Sansthan.

Political link: Sarita Bhadauria.

Date of sanction: October 2006

Location: Amethi,UP

NGO: Atal Gramodyog Sewa Samiti.

Political link: Wife of former BJP MLA Yamuna Prasad Mishra.

Date of sanction: March 2003.

Location: Mirzapur,UP

NGO: People’s Association for Development.

Political link: former Allahabad BJP president Sunil Jain.

Date of Sanction: January 2004.

Location: Farrukhabad,UP

NGO: Shri Ram Vivekanand

Shiksha Samiti.

Political link: Sunil Dwivedi,earlier

with BSP.

Date of sanction: February 2002.

Location: Ambedkar Nagar,UP

NGO: Thakur Gurudatt Singh Smriti

Sewa Sanstha.

Political link: Shakti Singh,known to be close to BJP.

Date of sanction: March 2000.

Location: Jaunpur,UP

NGO: Pratap Gramin Uthan Samiti.

Political link: Former state minister Brajesh Sharma.

Date of sanction: March 2000.

Location: Bahraich,UP

NGO: Gramodaya Sansthan.

Political link: Faizabad BJP leader Aditya Narain Mishra.

Date of sanction: March 2003.

Location: Gautam Budh

Nagar,UP

NGO: Ujjain-based Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Sansthan.

Political link: Veerendra Kawadia,brother of Ashok Kawadia,who was aide of former HRD minister M M Joshi.

Date of sanction: February 2004.

Location: Gwalior,MP

NGO: Gwalior Udyamita Vikas Prashikshan Kendra.

Political link: Shobha Mishra.

Date of sanction: January 2003.

Location: Goa

NGO: Vidyaprobodhini.

Political link: Prabhakar Bhate,known to be close to BJP.

Date of sanction: May 2001.

Location: Shimoga,

Karnataka

NGO: Vivekanand Vidya Samsthe.

Political link: former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa who has since quit BJP

Date of sanction: April 2000.

Location: Bagalkot,Karnataka

NGO: BVVS Sangha.

Political link: Bagalkot MLA Veeranna

C Charantimath.

Date of sanction: June 2004.

Location:Washim,

Maharashtra

NGO: Mahila Utkarsh Pratisthan.

Political link: MP Bhavna Gavli,who wrote to former HRD minister Joshi with recommendation letters from 27 prominent BJP leaders.

Date of sanction: January 2003.

Location: Raigad,

Maharashtra

NGO: Yuvak Pratisthan.

Political link: former MP Kirit Somaiya and his wife Medha.

Date of sanction: February 2004.

Location: Mau,UP

NGO: Shiksha Prasarini Samiti.

Political link: Ghazipur BJP leader Parasnath Rai.

Date of sanction: March 2004.

Location: Sultanpur,UP

NGO: Vidyadhan Sansthan.

Political link: Anil Tewari,who was a BJP minister in the state.

Date of sanction: March 2000.

30 JSSs linked to Congress leaders:

Location: Shahjahanpur,UP

NGO: Srijan JP Foundation.

Political link: Trustees include MoS HRD Jitin Prasada,Union minister Rajiv Shukla and Haryana minister Kiran Choudhry.

Date of sanction: February 2006.

Location: Rae Bareli,UP

NGO: Rajeev Manav Sewa Samiti.

Political link: Local leader Suresh

Pratap Singh.

Date of sanction: February 2006.

Location: Fatehpur,UP

NGO: Shri Vighneshwar Paryavaran Sansthan.

Political link: Yamuna Prasad Pande,who contested 1993 assembly polls

from Handia.

Date of sanction: May 2005.

Location: Kaushambi,UP

NGO: Shri Vighneshwar Paryavaran Sansthan.

Political link: Yamuna Prasad Pande,who contested 1993 assembly polls

from Handia.

Date of sanction: October 2006.

Location: Sonbhadra,UP

NGO: Pandit Kamlapati Smarak Samiti.

Political link: Society in memory of late Congress leader Kamlapati Tripathi.

Date of sanction: October 2006.

Location: Mathura,UP

NGO: Rajendra Behari Mathur Chetna Sansthan.

Political link: UP Assembly leader Pradeep Mathur.

Date of sanction: 2008-09.

Location: Sidharthnagar,

UP

NGO: Surya Bux Pal Charitable Trust.

Political link: Wife of Congress MP Jagdambika Pal.

Date of sanction: February 2006.

Location: Aurangabad,

Bihar

NGO: Chanakya Vihar Sewa Sansthan.

Political link: Thakur Sanjay Kumar Singh Chauhan.

Date of sanction: October 2006.

Location: Devas,MP

NGO: Sankalp Sewa Samiti.

Political link: Pankaj Sanghvi.

Date of sanction: October 2006.

Location: Alirajpur,MP

NGO: Mahashakti Seva Kendra.

Political link: Also headed by

Indira Iyengar.

Date of sanction: 2009.

Location: Bhopal,MP

NGO: Manav Sansadhan Vikas Samiti.

Political link: former state minister Mukesh Naik.

Date of sanction: March 2000.

Location: Guna,MP

NGO: Azad Nirdhan Bal Kalyan Samiti.

Political link: Sachin Kumar.

Date of sanction: August 2000.

Location: Sidhi,MP

NGO: Savyasachi Center for Urban and Rural Development.

Political link: Rajendra Singh Bhadauria.

Date of sanction: January 2005.

Location: Hoshangabad,MP

NGO: Jawaharlal Youth Welfare and Social Resource Center.

Political link: Mahendra Singh Chauhan.

Date of sanction: January 2005.

Location: Chhatarpur,MP

NGO: Bundeli Vikas Samiti.

Political link: Twice MLA Shankar Singh Bundela.

Date of sanction: February 2006.

Location: Azamgarh,UP

Organisation: Shivji Inter College.

Political link: Former MP Santosh Kumar Singh.

Date of sanction: October 2006.

Location: Bareilly,UP

NGO: Ansari Krishi & Gramin Vikas Sewa Samiti.

Political link: M M Ansari,son of a former Congress MLC.

Date of sanction: May 2007.

Location: Lucknow,UP

NGO: All India Minorities Welfare

Action Group.

Political link: Syed Ahmad Zameel.

Date of sanction: October 2007.

Location: Bilaspur,

Chhattisgarh

NGO: Abhiyan.

Political link: Bilaspur Mayor Vani Rao.

Date of sanction: October 2007.

Location: Sagar,MP

NGO: Gyanveer Sewa Samiti.

Political link: MLA Govind Singh Rajput.

Date of sanction: April 2006.

Location: West Godavari,

Andhra Pradesh

NGO: Kavuru Foundation.

Political link: MP K Sambashiva Rao.

Date of sanction: February 2006.

Location: Sabarkantha,

Gujarat

NGO: Gram Vikas Mandal.

Political link: State Congress secretary Gopal Singh N Rathod.

Date of sanction: October 2007.

Location: Samastipur,Bihar

NGO: Prayas.

Political link: Former IPS officer Amod Kanth who contested 2008 Delhi Assembly polls on Congress ticket.

Date of sanction: 2009.

Location: Jhabua,MP

NGO: Mahashakti Seva Kendra.

Political link: Headed by former member of state minorities commission Indira Iyengar,considered close to then HRD minister,late Arjun Singh.

Date of sanction: October 2006.

Location: Delhi

NGO: Prayas.

Political link: Former IPS officer

Amod Kanth.

Date of sanction: 2000.

Location: Chandauli,UP

NGO: Asha Education Society.

Political link: Congress leader Avdhesh Singh,earlier with BSP.

Date of sanction: October 2007.

Location: Kottayam,Kerala

NGO: Bharat Sevak Samaj.

Political link: State Congress committee member B S Balchandran.

Date of sanction: October 2000.

Location: Sitapur,UP

NGO: Momin Ansar Welfare Association,Pilibhit.

Political link: State Congress leader Anusuya Sharma.

Date of sanction: February 2006.

Location: Kanpur Dehat,Up

NGO: All India Minorities Welfare Society.

Political link: Zafar Ali Naqvi,Lok Sabha MP from Kheri Lakhimpur.

Date of sanction: 2008-09.

Location: Bhadohi,Up

NGO: Badrinarain Dhanraji Devi Gramotthan & Shikshan Sansthan (Allahabad).

Political link: Chairman Keshav Deo Tripathi was a prominent Congress leader who later joined the Tewari Congress.

Date of sanction: 2005.

5 JSSs linked to leaders of other parties:

Location: Gorakhpur,UP

NGO: Gramin & Samajik Vikas Sewa Sansthan.

Political link: BSP MLA from Sahjanva,Brijesh Singh alias Rajendra.

Date of sanction: February 2006.

Location: East Midnapore,WB

NGO: Haldia Service Society.

Political link: Former CPM MLA Tomalika Ponda Seth.

Date of sanction: October 2007.

Location: Jorhat,Assam

Political link: Former AGP MP Arun Kumar Sarma.

Date of sanction: February 2004.

Location: Sindhudurg,

Maharashtra

NGO: Manav Sadan Vikas Sanstha.

Political link: Former Union minister Suresh Prabhu of Shiv Sena.

Date of sanction: March 2000.

Location: Raipur,

Chhattisgarh

NGO: IRCEN.

Political link: Former Rajya Sabha MP from Meghalaya,Thomas A Sangma of National People’s Party.

Date of sanction: March 2000.

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