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.
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.
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.
December 07, 2020 10:09 am
A team of CBI personnel is expected to visit Gaya on December 8.
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.
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”.
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.
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”.
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.
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.