Fees Reimbursement Scheme will continue: CM

Making it clear that the TRS government would continue the Fees Reimbursement Scheme as it was, the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has assured that the students would not be troubled with regard to fees reimbursement scheme.

Replying to the House on short discussion on ‘Fees Reimbursement Scheme and Scholarship to Students’ in the Legislative Assembly here on Wednesday, KCR said that the government needs Rs 2500 crore per year and the government was increasing funds for the scheme comparing with the number of students. He said that the receiving of applications were still going on and the government paid Rs 1400 crore this year already. The arrears were not new, he said and alleged that the Congress government itself kept fees reimbursement funds in pending.

The Chief Minister said the state government yielded good results with the raids by vigilance and asked the House whether a State needed 370 engineering colleges. He said the engineering students were competing for constable posts. There was a need to reduce the number of BEd colleges. He opined that it was not good for the State if 40,000 more students got passed BEd every year in the State. He said his government started residential schools in the State.

The government would start 119 BC residential schools in the state soon. The government was giving Rs.20 lakh to each student for foreign education. He asked the Opposition parties not to mislead the students with regard to fees reimbursement scheme. The fees reimbursement scheme was a continuous process, he said and stated that the loop holes in the fees reimbursement existed from the beginning. He remembered that the Congress party staged dharnas against the TDP government demanding to give jobs to graduates and vice-versa and alleged that both Congress and TDP were staging dharnas against the TRS government on same subject. (NSS)