Who is usurping scholarships for minority students?

The National Council of Applied Economic Research investigated 15,572 institutions out of 8 lakh institutions registered on the National Scholarship Portal. 53% of the institutions turned out to be fake. The scam was carried out in institutional form.

Noorullah Javed۔


Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, “CAG” as an institution has been absent from the scene. There was confusion in politics. From Suresh Kalmadi to D Raja and Kani Mozai, they were arrested. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was accused of corruption. It is a different matter that the probe into the 2G Spectrum scam, which played a major role in ousting the Congress from power, did not reach its logical conclusion. Today D Raja has been cleared of the charges. This is what happened to the coal scam and the Common Wealth Games scam. After 2014, the CAG disappeared as an institution, trying to give the impression that it was the result of the success of Prime Minister Modi’s war against corruption. In his address at the Red Fort, the Prime Minister reiterated his commitment to eradicate corruption, but the recent report of the CAG, where it has registered its presence as an institution, opened the door to the Modi government’s “war against corruption”. Has done. It is a separate question that these reports are not being discussed in the media today, while the CAG report has drawn attention to the illegal use of the allocated budget. Evidence has been presented regarding misappropriation of budget for Ayushman Bharat, construction of National Highway and Railways. Obviously, the real facts will come out only after the investigation as to where the allocated fund has been misused, at whose behest it has been diverted elsewhere and which people have benefited from it? Given the record of the last ten years, it is futile to expect that these allegations will be investigated as the biggest damage done during the Modi regime has been to the ‘war on corruption’. Attempts were made to eliminate the opponents in the name of investigation against corruption and corruption, so today the central agencies CBI, ED and Income Tax have lost their prestige and credibility. It is obvious that the slogan “I will not eat and will not eat” was nothing but a phrase. In the wake of the CAG report, the scam in scholarships for minority students has come to light. In the 21 states of the country and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, 53 percent of fake or inactive institutions have been revealed. Scholarships worth crores of rupees have been taken in the name of thousands of children in the name of these institutions. According to the internal investigation of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, there has been a scam of Rs 144 crore. The Ministry of Minority Affairs has handed over the probe into the scam to the Central Investigation Agency. The Ministry of Minority Affairs is patting its seat that it is taking action against this scam. It shows zero tolerance.
At a time when the budget of the Ministry of Minority Affairs is being cut, the pre-matric and Maulana Azad National Fellowship scholarships have been discontinued. In such a situation, 830 minority institutions out of 1572 institutions being fake and then thousands of children getting scholarships in the name of these institutions is alarming in the sense that a large number of deserving students have been deprived of the scholarship. A detailed report was published in the weekly Dawat issue of March 21, 2021 under the title “Preparations are now underway to abolish the scholarships of minorities” in which it was said with reference to RTI that “Merit There has been a massive cut in the 2021-2022 budget in the fund of “Commens Scholarship Scheme” post-matric scholarship and ‘pre-matric scholarship’, but a large part of the allocated budget has gone to the scam. Former Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had admitted in the Lok Sabha that there were reports of widespread scams in minority scholarships. It would be probed by the CBI. On November 2, 2020, the English newspaper Indian Express revealed a large-scale scam in minority scholarship pre-matric, claiming that “bank employees, pimps, school and government employees have formed a gang in Jharkhand, which is organized by the central government.” Grabbing the minority scholarship money released. In this scam, bank accounts of students are tampered with by brokers and bank staff
Aadhaar based transaction is done using the fingerprint but the students do not know how much money has been deposited in their bank account. They are paid only a very small amount in cash.” After the incident came to light, the Hemant Soren government ordered an investigation, later the CBI took charge of the investigation.

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