Rajnath reaches out to Kashmiri students studying across India
This initiative comes after report on problems of non-disbursement of scholarships to students from Jammu and Kashmir in some institutions at Jaipur through media on September 3. Singh at his own initiative had spoken to the Education Minister of Rajasthan and obtained the phone numbers of some of the students. Singh even had asked the Education Minister of Rajasthan to sort out the operational difficulty by September, 5 and had invited the students to meet him at the national Capital. While talking to these students on Wednesday, the minister learnt that the students had some difficulties in getting their scholarship under the Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme.
A delegation of over 30 students representation all the three regions of Jammu & Kashmir i.e. Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh met and had discussions with the Union Home Minister and Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar.
These students studying in Rajasthan, Haryana and other states presented their issues. As advised in the Wednesday’s meeting the students had detailed discussion with Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe on Thursday. Some of their problems were resolved instantaneously and some that need to be taken to the Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC), will be put up to the Committee. Even for those students whose issues need to be taken to IMC, letters have been issued to the institutes stating that their studies should not be discontinued for want of scholarship money.