Jharkhand CM orders probe into scholarship scam: ‘movement soon’
Written by Abhishek Angad | Ranchi | Up to this level: November 2, 2020 10: 32: 25 am
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren holds a copy of The Indian Command file at a press conference in Dumka on Sunday. (Command Picture)
TAKING NOTE of an ongoing investigation by The Indian Command, which has published quite quite a bit of circumstances of fraud by a nexus of middlemen, college workers, and direct government workers to illegally divert funds from a Central scholarship for minority students within the direct, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Sunday ordered a probe into the “mammoth scam”.
Speaking to journalists in Dumka, Soren said: “We now have loyal purchased to know about the scam and truly soon, there shall be movement.”
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Speaking to The Indian Command 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 strive to subvert” the Nationwide Scholarship Portal. “The (present) Chief Secretary has taken cognizance of the topic. It seems the topic became flagged supreme year and we can bag to the backside of it,” he said.
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The investigation moreover pointed to a failure in quite quite a bit of layers of verification of applicants — from the faculty to the direct level. “We can straight away rectify the draw of verification and create obvious this does now not happen again. These scholarships are crucial for the students,” Soren said.
Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh told The Indian Command that the verification “has been stopped” till the probe is done.
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Data converse that in 2019-20, Rs 61 crore became disbursed thru Convey Wait on Transfer in Jharkhand under the pre-Matric scholarship plot, which became launched by the UPA government in 2008. Soren came to vitality in December 2019 as the head of a JMM-Congress-RJD government within the direct.
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