Through your esteemed daily, I would like to request the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment & Tribal Affairs to release pre-and post-matric scholarships under the umbrella scheme for the selected students before 30 July.
There should not be any delay in release of the funds for selected students for scholarships as it is already got delayed.
On the other hand, numerous issues have also surfaced ever since the SJETA department has released the rejected and selected lists of the beneficiaries of umbrella scheme. Students believed to be around 3000 in numbers who submitted their forms through private agency should definitely get justice.
The private agency who took up the job for submitting forms of the students for the scholarship should take full responsibility and should also find out solution to the grievances of the students.
The aggrieved students, who reportedly submitted their scholarship forms through private agency, should keep in mind that form submission process to the department for the scholarship was not very difficult. Moreover, it is not the fault of the department as it had never asked anyone to submit forms through any particular agency.
SJETA department is also earnestly requested to look into the grievances of those 3000 students and keep the promise of releasing funds to the selected students within this month.