Jharkhand CM orders probe into scholarship scam: ‘action quickly’
Written by Abhishek Angad | Ranchi | Updated: November 2, 2020 10: 32: 25 am
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren holds a duplicate of The Indian Utter picture at a press convention in Dumka on Sunday. (Utter Record)
TAKING NOTE of an ongoing investigation by The Indian Utter, which has revealed several circumstances of fraud by a nexus of middlemen, college employees, and notify government employees to illegally divert funds from a Central scholarship for minority students within the notify, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Sunday ordered a probe into the “tall scam”.
Talking to reporters in Dumka, Soren acknowledged: “Now we hang upright bought to snatch referring to the scam and intensely quickly, there’ll be action.”
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Talking to The Indian Utter later, Soren referred to the investigation, which reported on a letter sent in July 2019 by the Centre to the then Jharkhand Chief Secretary warning of “repeated makes an strive to subvert” the National Scholarship Portal. “The (fresh) Chief Secretary has taken cognizance of the topic. It looks the topic modified into once flagged closing 300 and sixty five days and we can unravel it,” he acknowledged.
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The investigation additionally pointed to a failure in several layers of verification of applicants — from the college to the notify level. “We will be able to straight rectify the procedure of verification and be sure this doesn’t happen again. These scholarships are essential for the students,” Soren acknowledged.
Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh told The Indian Utter that the verification “has been stopped” till the probe is completed.
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Data uncover that in 2019-20, Rs 61 crore modified into once disbursed via Whisper Income Transfer in Jharkhand below the pre-Matric scholarship design, which modified into once launched by the UPA government in 2008. Soren came to energy in December 2019 because the head of a JMM-Congress-RJD government within the notify.
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