Scholarship scam probe will be time-bound: Cong - ECAS Punjab

Scholarship scam probe will be time-bound: Cong

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 4

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Sunil Jakhar today said the Punjab Government would soon complete the ongoing inquiry into the controversy over distribution of scholarships in a timely manner.

Jakhar said by politicising the issue the opposition parties in the state were trying to take away the Right to Education of the weaker sections.

Jakhar said action would be taken against anyone found guilty during the inquiry in this case but none can deny that the scholarship dispute was inherited from the previous government. The post-matric scholarship scheme was started in 2006-07 by the Manmohan Singh-led Central Government to provide higher education opportunities to the children of weaker sections. But in 2017, the Narendra Modi government arbitrarily scrapped the scheme. Those taking to the streets today should raise their voice with the Central Government to get the scheme resumed, he said.

It's an eyewash, says sukhbir

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday rejected the probe ordered under the Chief Secretary, alleging its only purpose seemed to give a clean chit to Social Welfare Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot. He said the SAD would explore all options to secure justice for Dalit students.

from The Tribune

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