Kalyan Banerjee on the issue of scholarships for minority students
It is a matter of great concern that primarily a large number of minority students have still not received Pre-Matric/Post-Matric/Merit-cum-Means scholarship for the year 2015-16. State Government has been kept in dark. No information has been given. Sir, students are not in a position to apply due to portal connectivity problems in many areas. Four lakh students are not in a position to make the applications. These portals are regaled with all technical glitches. Sir, I want to urge the Centre that all State governments must be permitted to opt out of the National Scholarship Portal and be empowered to disburse these scholarships to minority students electronically thrugh DBT or it’s appropriate backward links to NSP. Our Chief Minister has informed the Hon’ble Prime Minister but no steps have been taken.