ABVP stages massive protest against old slab of scholarship

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Aug 2018 11:01:36



Staff Reporter

A MASSIVE demonstration was staged at Civic Centre by ABVP against old slab of scholarship to students since 2003, alleged diversion of scholarship money of students by universities colleges for other works and also delay in release in scholarship amount. ABVP has demanded increase in scholarship amount according to price index as present scholarship is being disbursed as per old index causing trouble to students to meet essential requirements in studies. According to information under nationwide demonstration of ABVP against discrepancies in scholarship, a demonstration was staged at Civic Centre on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, Zonal Secretary of ABVP Satyendra Patwa said at present juncture students find it difficult to get their scholarship. Another ABVP member Nidhish said, “Across the country around 20 per cent students are forced to give up their studies for want of scholarship due to flaws in execution and implementation of scholarship released by the Government. Mridul Mishra expressed exasperation on scams that have surfaced prominence over the years. He said plot construction of scholarship scams take place by officers sitting in the ministry.

About cause behind agitation launched it is informed that scholarship being disbursed to students is being disbursed as per old price index.

The Union Government and State Government provides scholarship of around 367 categories. A huge amount has been released by the Central Government between 2000 to 2018 but unfortunately actual beneficiaries of scholarship are denied benefit of scholarship. The amount released by the Central Government is being diverted by universities and colleges for purpose of construction of building, library and other sundry constructions of less significance. Also with no audit of scholarship since past 18 years, students are denied benefits of scholarship. Since 2003 there has been no increase in scholarship amount. Scholarship amount is being tabulated as per old price index, present slab of scholarship given to students fails to cater to their essential requirements. At the demonstration spot, members and office-bearers of ABVP present were Satyendra Patwa, Saurabh Goley, Ankita Pandey, Neelesh Parastey, Suman Yadav, Shubhank Gontia, Pranjali Ojha, Pankaj Tiwari, Sarika Rai, Shiwani Kharti, Ajay Mali, Shiwam Chourasiya, Akash Nema and many others.