MP to probe bags marked ‘SC/ST scheme’

President of Janbhagidari Samiti of the Rajiv Gandhi Government PG College said thatthat the college had done no wrong because the intention was to ensure that the free kits reach genuine beneficiaries.

Bhopal | Updated: October 28, 2016 6:05 am
bag-759 About 250 bags were distributed in Rajiv Gandhi Government PG College in Mandsaur. (File)

While the Madhya Pradesh government Thursday ordered an inquiry into distribution of free bags marked “SC/ST scheme” to SC/ST students, BJP MLA from Mandsaur Yashpal Singh Sisodiya defended it on the ground that the printed words stop misuse of the scheme. Following a report in The Indian Express and uproar over alleged profiling of beneficiaries, Higher Education Minister Jaibhan Singh Pavaiyya said he had asked principal secretary (education) to probe the matter.

Sisodiya, president of Janbhagidari Samiti of the Rajiv Gandhi Government PG College, told The Indian Express that the college had done no wrong because the intention was to ensure that the free kits reach genuine beneficiaries. “It would have been objectionable had the bags carried Dalit or other specific caste words,’’ he said.

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    Oct 29, 2016 at 1:52 am
    Why don't they feel humiliated when getting admissions without being eligible, get financial istance even when able to pay for, get jobs without eligibility! These people will remain backward till they get reservations, as the mentality that why study when they get admissions and job with lower marks and eligibility keeps them backward. Religion based reservations are not acceptable. Just help poor people by providing study material and let them compete. Let deserved get help and support. Politicians know this will lose their votes and those who are benefiting don't want to lose. So why are they ashamed of being labeled when they themselves label as **** certified..
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