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Jharkhand Scholarship Scam

An Indian Express investigation found that a nexus of brokers, bank correspondents, school staff and state government employees have allegedly colluded to dupe poor students and their families of a pre-matric Centrally funded scholarship.

JHARKHAND SCHOLARSHIP SCAM NEWS

Pre-Matric scholarship scam: Jharkhand cracks down, key official suspended

January 19, 2021 8:31 am

This is the first punitive step taken by the state against any of its officials after it launched a probe into the illegal diversion of the scholarship, by a nexus of middlemen, school authorities, banking correspondents and government staff, based on the findings of an investigation by The Indian Express.

Jharkhand scholarship scam: CBI tracks online trail from Bihar to Jharkhand district at heart of probe

December 18, 2020 1:08 pm

“On enquiry, a number of residents in Chatra said they knew who had filled the forms. They pointed to various households in Line Mohalla. Some suspects are yet to be traced. We are investigating the inputs,” sources said.

Scholarship scam: Jharkhand CM grants approval for probe into fraud

December 15, 2020 9:35 am

The pre-Matric scholarship scheme, launched in 2008, is meant to help students of minority communities from families with annual income below Rs 1 lakh. In 2019-20, the Ministry of Minority Affairs disbursed Rs 61 crore under this scheme to Jharkhand.

Duping minorities: CBI probe into scholarship scam to start with Gaya FIR

December 07, 2020 10:09 am

A team of CBI personnel is expected to visit Gaya on December 8.

Scholarship scam: Jharkhand High Court asks state to file detailed affidavit

January 19, 2021 8:30 am

An investigation by The Indian Express had revealed how a nexus of middlemen, banking correspondents, school staff and government officials illegally diverted funds disbursed under the Centre's pre-matric scholarship for poor minority students.

The scholarship scam: To stem fraud, Centre sends list of dos, don'ts

November 25, 2020 9:05 pm

It asks states to "thoroughly investigate the matter and furnish a report to this Ministry” and says that “further longer term measures are also proposed to be taken in due course”.

Jharkhand Scholarship Scam: Dhanbad FIRs pin the nexus, of principals, officials, mastermind

November 18, 2020 6:53 am

This is the nexus against which the first set of 11 FIRs have been filed in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad, following an investigation by The Indian Express into the illegal diversion of the Centre’s pre-Matric scholarship for poor minority students.

Duping poor minority students: Jharkhand HC to hear plea for SIT

November 14, 2020 10:04 am

The plea stated it is “pertinent to mention here that in this corruption, Aadhaar card authentication is also misused by the accused persons and payments were made to persons who are not even students”.

Scholarship scam: FIRs filed against 105 in Dhanbad, report says should probe phone records

November 12, 2020 12:06 pm

The report, prepared by a probe team led by the Additional District Magistrate (Law and Order), calls for further investigation of Call Detail Records (CDRs) of key suspects and their connections.

The scholarship scam: FIR in Gaya, arrests in Assam for duping minority students

November 18, 2020 6:48 am

The move comes three days after the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, which administers this scholarship — Rs 1,400 crore last year nationally — decided to ask the CBI to investigate the nexus that also roped in schools from Punjab and Assam.