August 10, 2016
Sudip Bandyopadhyay speaks on problems in the distribution of minority scholarships
Madam, I stand here today to raise an important issue facing the country. It is regarding the problem is distribution of scholarships to minority students. Government of India recently launched a programme for giving scholarships to the meritorious students and it will be implemented through a portal system.
However, students are facing problems while applying for the scholarships because of some problem in the portal. Four lakh such applications are totally pending with the Government of West Bengal and students are rushing to know the results of their fate and how they can get the scholarships.
Naturally, West Bengal Chief Minister wrote a letter to Prime Minister on July 23, 2016. She mentioned that it is a very positive policy; this government is taking care of the welfare of minority students. But since the portal system launched by the Central Government is not functioning properly, the State Government be given the authority to distribute the scholarship amount on their behalf so that the students can be benefitted.
This demand has come from all the members of the House. It has come from the Government’s side also. We support it, let it be implemented.