Expressing concern over the non submission of Utilisation Certificate (UC), the Odisha Higher Education Department has directed all the government/aided degree colleges to submit the UC at the earlier.
Notably, some colleges under the Higher Education Department have not submitted their UC since 2003-04.
In a letter to the concerned colleges, the department has asked them to ensure the submission of UC to the Additional Secretary, Higher Education Department.
The department said that UC of over Rs 1000 crore is pending since 2003-04.
“Utilisation Certificates for more than Rs.1000.00 crores pertaining to various schemes of Higher Education Department ranging from 2003-04 till 2020-21 are pending for submission to AG,” the letter read.
Financial concurrence for sanction of further grants shall not be accorded in case of failure in submission of UC, it stated further.
In the letter, Principal Secretary to Higher Education Department Saswat Mishra termed it as ‘very alarming’ and directed authorities of all government and non-government colleges to ensure the same in the prescribed format at the earliest.