Jharkhand CM orders probe into scholarship scam: ‘circulate rapidly’
Written by Abhishek Angad | Ranchi | Updated: November 2, 2020 10: 32: 25 am
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren holds a duplicate of The Indian Specific document at a press convention in Dumka on Sunday. (Specific Photo)
TAKING NOTE of an ongoing investigation by The Indian Specific, which has published several circumstances of fraud by a nexus of middlemen, school crew, and direct authorities workers to illegally divert funds from a Central scholarship for minority college students in the direct, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Sunday ordered a probe into the “huge scam”.
Talking to newshounds in Dumka, Soren said: “Now we occupy got upright got to grab about the scam and very rapidly, there’ll be circulate.”
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Talking to The Indian Specific 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 attempts to subvert” the National Scholarship Portal. “The (present) Chief Secretary has taken cognizance of the matter. It appears to be like the matter changed into flagged final year and we can secure to the bottom of it,” he said.
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The investigation moreover pointed to a failure in numerous layers of verification of applicants — from the college to the direct degree. “We can straight rectify the system of verification and invent particular this does now not happen all any other time. These scholarships are crucial for the college students,” Soren said.
Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh urged The Indian Specific that the verification “has been stopped” till the probe is performed.
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Recordsdata prove that in 2019-20, Rs 61 crore changed into disbursed thru Lisp Again Switch in Jharkhand below the pre-Matric scholarship plot, which changed into launched by the UPA authorities in 2008. Soren got here to energy in December 2019 because the head of a JMM-Congress-RJD authorities in the direct.
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