The delay in the receipt of scholarship funds by students from the state government is getting more frustrating by the day and there are many that do not believe the state government’s most recent explanation for the slowness in disbursement.
Greneth M Sangma, president of the Constitutional Rights Forum, is one of those.
In a letter to Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui today, Sangma said “I am fed up with the government’s claims and counterclaims”.
Recently, the Director of Higher and Technical Education said that the scholarship has been released to the students’ bank accounts but this is where the delay is as many of the accounts are either frozen, inactive or have a mismatch in the name or other details.
Although 34 per cent of students in Garo Hills passed their recent exams, they are now being deprived of scholarships and this is akin to step-motherly treatment on the part of the government, Sangma said.
He also said that students whose token numbers ended in 4 are largely the ones who have been kept waiting, which is unfathomable to Sangma.