Jalandhar, October 20, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Reiterating the firm commitment of the state government to safeguard the interests of the students from Schedule Caste Community, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori today said that strict action would be taken against educational institutions denying benefits to students under the Post Matric Scholarship scheme.
Accompanied by Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Ghanshyam Thori presided over a meeting with the representatives of educational institutes and students’ organizations to review the implementation of the post-matric scholarship scheme here today.
The Deputy Commissioner said the post-matric scholarship scheme was a right of the SC students and not any sort of charity. He said that the educational institutions must refrain from bullying down the SC students.
The Deputy Commissioner further ordered the constitution of a committee comprising an SDM, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) along with District Welfare Officer and Tehsil Welfare Officer to sort out all the issues raised by the students in the meeting including withholding of degrees, taking blank cheque from students and others.
He said that this committee would perform under the supervision of Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) and would give its report to him and action would be taken accordingly.
He said that the basic aim of the scheme was to ensure the wellbeing of the SC students by facilitating them to avail quality education. The Deputy Commissioner further said that the colleges must not take this scheme lightly, as it was a flagship program for uplifting the students of SC Community.
Thori said that next month, the online portal for registering under the scheme is expected to be started. He said that all efforts need to be made to ensure that students get the benefit of this scheme. He categorically asked the educational institutions to ensure that all the SC students were able to pursue their courses smoothly and in a hassle-free manner.
He added that educational institutions must not run away from their social obligation. He said that any sort of discrimination or alienation of SC students was unwarranted and undesirable.
Prominent amongst other present on the occasion included DCP Naresh Dogra, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr Jasbir Singh, SDMs Rahul Sindhu and Dr Jai Inder Singh.