Pb CM assures probe into diversion of scholarship scheme funds

Pb CM assures probe into diversion of scholarship scheme funds

Chandigarh, Jun 15 (PTI) The Punjab government will get probed the alleged diversion of the Post Matric Scholarship scheme SC funds and strict action will be taken against those found guilty, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said today. Responding to a question of Congress MLA Raj Kumar Chabbewal during the Question Hour, the CM assured the House that the entire matter would be thoroughly examined to fix the accountability and identify lapses, if any. The CMs assurance came amid claims by Minister for Welfare of SC and BC Sadhu Singh Dharamsot…

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More funds will be released for education loan repayment plan: C Raveendranath

More funds will be released for education loan repayment plan: C Raveendranath

KOTTAYAM: Education minister C Raveendranath on Tuesday launched the state government’s education loan repayment support scheme at the Town Hall here. Speaking at the function he said, if needed the government will provide more fund and all eligible students will be brought under this scheme. Currently, the government has earmarked Rs 900 crore for the scheme aimed at helping financially backward students. The scheme envisages government support to those who availed education loan for a period of four years. He said that the borrower alone cannot be blamed for failing…

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Higher education institutes to get HEFA funds from next session, says Javadekar

Higher education institutes to get HEFA funds from next session, says Javadekar

New Delhi: To enable institutions of higher education in the country achieve financial autonomy, fund more research and improve infrastructure, the Union government on Thursday signed an agreement with Canara Bank to set up a non-banking financial company (NBFC). Called the Higher Education Finance Agency (HEFA), the joint venture between the human resource development (HRD) ministry and the bank will start lending to institutions from May-June. “This the beginning of a new initiative to address the growing demand of finance for the higher education sector,” HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said….

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Colleges demand funds under Central scholarship scheme

Colleges demand funds under Central scholarship scheme

The Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) has urged the Centre for the early release of pending amount of Rs 373 Crore meant for SC students under the Post Matric Scholarship Scheme in Punjab for the 2015-16.A delegation of the PUCA met with Union Minister of State Vijay Sampla at his New Delhi residence to follow the release of the pending amount. Dr Anshu Kataria of PUCA said around Rs 373 crore meant for SC students in Punjab for the 2015-16 was still pending towards the government and that no amount…

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Soon, more funds for higher education scholarships in Kerala

Soon, more funds for higher education scholarships in Kerala

e state government of Kerela may soon sanction funds for higher education scholarship to degree and post-graduate students as supplementary demand for grant. This was stated by the education minister C Raveendranath in the assembly on Wednesday. According to reports, an amount of Rs 2,374 lakh is required to disburse the scholarships that is currently pending for academic period of 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17. This will be given to Kerala State Higher Education Council as supplementary demand for grant. “The government had not sanctioned grant-in-aid to the council for the…

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Kerala govt to sanction funds for higher education scholarship

Kerala govt to sanction funds for higher education scholarship

Kerala government is considering sanction of funds for disbursal of higher education scholarship to degree and post-graduate students as supplementary demand for grant, state education minister C Raveendranath has said. The amount of Rs 2,374 lakhs, required for disbursing scholarships pending for the academic period of 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, would be given to Kerala State Higher Education Council as supplementary demand for grant, Raveendran had informed the assembly on Wednesday. Replying to a submission moved by Anwar Sadath (Cong), the minister said the council finds the amount for scholarship…

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