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Rajasthan govt to probe alleged minority scholarship scam

The ruling BJP government on Friday announced in the state Assembly that there will be a high level probe in the alleged minority scholarship scam in Tonk district and the employees guilty in this connection will be punished.



Jaipur: The ruling BJP government on Friday announced in the state Assembly that there will be a high level probe in the alleged minority scholarship scam in Tonk district and the employees guilty in this connection will be punished.

Replying to a question put up by Congress legislator Habibur Rehman, the Minority Affairs Minister Arun Chaturvedi ensured the House that the alleged scholarship scam in distribution of scholarships in Madarsa board and private school would be investigated at high level.

Hailing the Minority Committee's report on alleged irregularities in scholarship distribution in Tonk district, the Minister said anyone found guilty would not be spared.

On a supplementary question, the Minister said the Jain community's quota of scholarship was also included in the minority reservation policy, and their cases would be sent to Centre for approval.

He said that Minority Affairs Ministry in Rajasthan was merely a nodal agency and not granting any scholarship to Madarsa board and private schools owners.

The scholarships were approved by the Centre and distributed by the state Education Department, he added.

There was no pendency of scholarship distribution in the year 2012-13. While in 2013-14, 101 cases were pending in Udaipur and 32 in Jhalawar for renewal, he said.

On another question of legislator Anita, Minister of State for Cooperative Ajay Singh assured the House that norms of cooperate loans to farmers would be simplified, and for this a committee was already constituted.

 

From Zee News

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