Jharkhand CM orders probe into scholarship rip-off: ‘action soon’

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Jharkhand CM orders probe into scholarship rip-off: ‘action soon’

Written by Abhishek Angad
| Ranchi |

Updated: November 2, 2020 10: 32: 25 am

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren holds a copy of The Indian Negate fable at a press conference in Dumka on Sunday. (Negate Teach)

TAKING NOTE of an ongoing investigation by The Indian Negate, which has revealed several cases of fraud by a nexus of middlemen, faculty body of workers, and articulate government workers to illegally divert funds from a Central scholarship for minority students within the articulate, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Sunday ordered a probe into the “monumental rip-off”.

Chatting with journalists in Dumka, Soren said: “We like proper got to grab about the rip-off and extremely soon, there shall be action.”

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Chatting with The Indian Negate later, Soren referred to the investigation, which reported on a letter despatched in July 2019 by the Centre to the then Jharkhand Chief Secretary warning of “repeated makes an try to subvert” the Nationwide Scholarship Portal. “The (present) Chief Secretary has taken cognizance of the matter. It looks to be the matter used to be flagged final one year and we’ll catch to the underside of it,” he said.

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The investigation additionally pointed to a failure in numerous layers of verification of applicants — from the college to the articulate degree. “We can straight away rectify the system of verification and be obvious this doesn’t happen again. These scholarships are significant for the students,” Soren said.

Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh suggested The Indian Negate that the verification “has been stopped” till the probe is achieved.

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Data display that in 2019-20, Rs 61 crore used to be disbursed by Sing Earnings Switch in Jharkhand below the pre-Matric scholarship plot, which used to be launched by the UPA government in 2008. Soren came to energy in December 2019 as the head of a JMM-Congress-RJD government within the articulate.

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