Release funds to support SC students: College assn - ECAS Punjab

Release funds to support SC students: College assn

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 13

The Joint Association of Colleges (JAC) in Punjab has urged the state government to immediately release Rs 309 crore and clarify when the remaining funds to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore would be given.

Jagjit Singh, president, JAC, said if government did not disburse the said amount, 1,650 unaided colleges would be forced to demand fee from 2.5 lakh SC students who are studying free for the past four years.

Manjeet Singh, patron, JAC and Dr Anshu Kataria, co-chairman, JAC, said for the government had done nothing, except holding audits and enqiries. "Neither the government has released the scholarship nor the students have paid fees. The outstanding amount now stands at Rs 1,850 crore," said the JAC.



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