Sunday, October 14, 2012

Government Not Releasing Scholarships to Students

Government Not Releasing Scholarships

Chandigarh: Former Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Saturday accused the SAD - BJP government of not releasing Rs. 64 Crore scholarship grant - meant for underprivileged minority students - sanctioned by the central Government.

He said as per the RTI information provided by the directorate pf scheduled castes and backward classes welfare, the union government has allocated Rs. 87 Crore as scholarship for the academic year 2011 - 2012.

Delaying all norms and rules, the SAD - BJP government gas released only 22.6 Crore for the said year, while Rs. 64.39 Crore stands as areas towards three different categories of deserving minority students, he said.

Even the release of Rs. 22.66 Crore there is discrepancy and irregularity to the RTI information only Rs. 15.43 Crore has been distributed to 21,693 students, while Rs. 7.23 Crore is yet to be distributed, he added.

He claimed that for thepost-matric scholarship in 2011 - 2012 Rs. 39.42 Crore was allocated by Centre but only Rs. 22.66 Crore was released by the state government.

Source: www.hindustantimes.com
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