Overseas scholarship scheme for Minorities – Dy. CM takes serious note on delays

Hyderabad: Mr. Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Dy. CM of Telangana State has taken a serious note of the delay in the release of first installment of the amount to the students. After the publication of the report of delay in implementation of this scheme, Mr. Mahmood Ali got irritated against the attitude of the officials for imposing new conditions to the students. He told that the Govt. of Telangana wants to benefit poor and deserving students belonging to minorities under this schemes but it is very regrettable that the officials are putting hurdles in it. He instructed the Secretary of the Dept. of Minorities Welfare to issue instructions to District Minorities Welfare Officers to withdraw new conditions imposed on the students.

Mr. Omer Jaleel also expressed his displeasure and told that these conditions would create problems for the students. He issued a memo to withdraw all such conditions. He also told that asking the students to submit the mark sheet of the first semester examination. These students have sought admissions very recently in foreign universities and they have not yet completed their first year examination. It is therefore ridiculous to ask them to produce mark sheets. He issued instructions to all the District Minorities Welfare Officers to release the first installment of the scholarship amount to the selected students before 10th December. It is not appropriate to withhold their amounts since they have already submitted all the documents. He further clarified that if the foreign university fees is less than Rs. 5 lakh, the first installment of the scholarship amount would be released proportionately which means that if the fees is Rs. 4 lakh, the Dept. of Minorities Welfare would issue only Rs. 4 lakh and not Rs. 5 lakh. He informed that under this scheme 210 students were selected and a sum of Rs. 12.5 crore has already been released by the Govt.

Earlier, it was reported that the first installment has been issued to 35 candidates but on reviewing the records it was noticed that there is an evidence of issuing the amount only to nine students. Out of 129 students selected from Hyderabad, not a single students received this amount.

Mr. Mohammed Mahmood Ali expressed his wrath on the deliberate lethargy of the officials and said that the department will not hesitate to take action against such officers who are creating hurdles in the implementation of this scheme.

–Siasat News