June 15, 2021 5:15 am
Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Punjab Assembly, Harpal Singh Cheema, said that the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government had squandered crores of rupees in the scholarships of two lakh Dalit students and jeopardized the future of the students.
November 29, 2020 7:19 am
Official records show that the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, which manages the scholarship scheme, disbursed Rs 161.6 crore to Assam in 2019-20, the second-highest after Rs 246.4 crore to UP. The state received Rs 60.91 crore in 2018-19.
November 02, 2020 4:03 pm
Over the last month, this newspaper tracked 15 schools across six districts in the state and spoke to over 30 students, parents and school authorities to investigate the list of beneficiaries. Here is the second set of cases.
November 02, 2020 2:23 pm
An investigation by The Indian Express has found schools fudging data, even changing the religion of students to show them as minorities; many keeping a chunk of the scholarship for themselves.
November 02, 2020 10:38 am
In several districts of Jharkhand, minority students are being duped of a Centrally funded scholarship by a nexus of bank staff, middlemen, school and govt employees, an investigation by The Indian Express has found
September 29, 2020 12:24 pm
Kripa Shankar Saroj, Additional Chief Secretary, Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities was transferred to Animal Husbandry Department while Jaspal Singh, who conducted an inquiry into the scam has been named in Saroj's place.
September 20, 2020 11:33 pm
Joginder Singh Mann, who is a former legislator from Phagwara, who is a Dalit leader from Doaba Tehaon having maximum percentage of SCs, has shot off letters to Amarinder and general secretary incharge Harish Rawat, and demanded action against Dhaliwal
September 01, 2020 12:25 pm
The Chief Minister called it an action aimed at eroding the state government’s authority, as part of the BJP-led central government’s agenda to undermine the governments in all non-BJP ruled states.
August 28, 2020 12:28 pm
Later, a government statement quoted him as saying he was willing to face any inquiry and action even if an iota of truth is found in the allegations.
July 01, 2019 8:02 am
The committee had held a meeting with Principal Secretary of Haryana Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department, Neerja Sekhar, on May 21 regarding a CAG report, which had also pointed suspected fraudulent payment of scholarships.