PABT UTTAR FRADEyH GAZETTE, MAY 28, 1956 197 school. The number of scholars on roll in these Bchools was 135. The District Board, Alniora, dosed down its Industrial School, and the District Board, Mathura, discontinued aid to bhe single suhool pre- viously subsidized by it>. 16. Medical—The Boards maintained 719 dispen- saries as against 730 during the previous year. They also subsidized 180 Vaida, Hakims, Medical Practi- tioners and dispensaries as against 140 during the pre- vious year. Thus the number of Boards' own dispen- saries fell by 11, whereas that of subsidized institutions went up by 40. Tlio increase was due, in the main, to the fact that the District Board, Allahabad, started " aiding 34 Medical Practitioners, and the decrease in the number of dispensaries arose on account of the pro- vincialization of certain dispensaries and the closure of some olihcrs by uortain Boards. J7. The medical facilities provided at the dispen- saries and by the Vaida, Hakims, and Medical Practi- tioners were takon advantage of by 1,01,31,934 pa- tients ay against 0:2,5-1,423, during the previous year i .e. out of every 1,000 persons 185 as against 105 in the previous year, were treated. Also 2,17,031 operations were performed as against 1,94,660 during 1952-53. IS. The income of the Boards under the head in- creased from Us. 1,4 3,482 to Rs. 1,67,709 and Gov- ernment paid grants totalling Rs.4,57,763. The total expenditure incurred by the Boards being Rs.35,46,706, they had to find a sum of Rs.29,31,234 out of their own Funds. 19.., Public Health—Eight hundred and thirty-nine vaccinators worked throughout tho year and inoculated 23,54,107 persons as against 22,93,300 during the pre- vious year. Thus on an average 2,803 persons were vaccinated by each vaccinator. The average number of ' persons inoculated per mill a of population works out to 43 as against 40 during the previous year. 20. The number of births registered a decrease from 10,13,041 to 10,09,929 but that of deaths registered increase from 6,25,253 to 6,32,589. The number of births and death entries tested was 5,61,254, as against 6,85,805 during the previous year. 21. The income of the Boards under this head was Rs. 1,4.2,787 plus Government Grants totalling to Rs.91,413. The expenditure incurred under the head amounted to Rs.14,01,908. Thus, the Boards had to find a sum of Rs. 11,67,708 on th^ir own to meet the entire expenditure'. 22. Public Works —The mileage of roads maintain- ed by the Boards was 24,595 miles ; it included 1,784 miles of metalled and 22,811 miles of unmetalled roads. The Boards spent Rs.35,40,813 over their maintenance and Rs.3,36,244 over improvements. 23. Accounts—Apart from the annual audit of the Boards' accounts, a special audit was carried out of the expenditure pertaining to the grant of Rs. 80,000 paid to the District Board, Allahabad, for improvement of the ^Taini Railway Feeder Road. 24. The special audit brought to light numerous irregularities and facts on record not only established the negligence of the staff in several cases but also raised suspicions of corruption. 25. The general condition of accounts showed improvement, and greater alertness towards the dis- posal of audit objections was noticeable. The condi- tion of the school and pound accounts, was, however, not satisfactory and they, in particular, call for a stricter supervision. 26. Inspite of the poor finances, there were ins auaea in,which excessive and avoidable expenditure wag incurred. There were numerous cases of irregular and incorrect fixation of pay and of grant of unauthorised allowances to employees. Collection of dues was very unsatisfactory, and, in general, the work of collection left much to be desired. 27. A number of embezzlements, dne mainly to slack supervision and indid'erence towaids accounts rules, was detected. The Board- concerned did not always deal with such case-, satisfactorily. 28. A few important instances are quoted below • (i) £attia—A misappropriation of Rs.^6 554 in the Provident Fund Accounts of the Education Section was detected. (ii) Pawn Qarhvxtl—A defalcation of Rs 4 933 out of the collection of the school dues fop the months of March, 19."2 to March J933 TFI« detected. (iii) Basti—An embezzlement of R^ i 675 in the accounts of the Junior High School, Chhawani was detected. The school accounts had not been checked by the inspecting officers for two years. (iv) Eheri—Collections totalling to Rs 3 434 were retained at the Junior Hiffh School, Kheri and were credited at the tinie~of the audit. 29. The District Boards should exercise greater vigilance over the accounts and ensure prompter attention to audit objections. 30. Conclusion—The District Boards should make the fullest use of the sources of income available to them and should exercise greater care and vi-our in the assessment and collections of their dues. =TJie heavy expenditure over administration should be le- duced by a judicious scrutiny of the staft requirements, and dependence over Government- grants should be gradually reduced. 21. The Boards should strive to fulfil their ob- ligations to the area they serve by providing more money for works and activities of public utility. Par- ticular attention should be paid towards collection works and greater vigilance should be shown in the supervision of accounts and enforcement of rules. 32. The Boards should <*lso ensure timely sub- mission of their Annual Reports to avoid delay in the publication of the Government Resolution. ORDER ORDERED-that the Resolution be published, both in Hindi and English, in the official Gazette, for information ORDERED also that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to : (i)All Commissioners of Divisions, Ufctar Pradesh. (ii) All District Magistrates, Uttar Pradesh. (iii) All Presidents of District Boards including the President, Sub-District Board, Bhadohi, post office, Gyanpur, district Banaras and the Adminis- trator, District Board, Mirzapur; (iv) The Director of Medical and Health Services, Utbar Pradesh. -^. (v) The Director of Education, Ubtar Pradesh. (vi) The'Director of Animal Husbandry, Uttar PracLsh and (vii) The Examiner, Local Fund Accounts, Utbar Pradesh. By order, I, D. N. SAHI, Secretary.