Complaints of mis-utilisation of scholarship funds received: Govt

The government has received complaints about mis-utilisation of funds in post-matric scholarships for Scheduled Caste students in Uttar Pradesh and functioning of some "fake non-governmental organisations", Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday.

PTI| Updated: Mar 03, 2015, 14:53 PM IST

New Delhi: The government has received complaints about mis-utilisation of funds in post-matric scholarships for Scheduled Caste students in Uttar Pradesh and functioning of some "fake non-governmental organisations", Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday.

In a written reply today, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla said complaints against misutilisation of funds in Post Matric Scholarships for Scheduled Castes in Uttar Pradesh have been received.

The Uttar Pradesh government has informed that appropriate penal and remedial action in such cases has been initiated, he added.

Sampla said the government has decided to release all scholarships directly into the bank accounts of student beneficiaries from the financial year 2015-16.

"Complaints of running of some fake Non-Governmental Organisations under the scheme of Assistance to Voluntary Organisations working for Scheduled Castes have also been received," the Minister said, while furnishing the list of NGOs, against whom complaints had been made.

As per the list, complaints were received against six NGOs, of which four are functioning in Rajasthan, and one each in Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi.