New Delhi, Nov 17
In response to some news articles have mentioned that the pandemic Covid-19 has increased disbursal delays under scholarship schemes and that the students are facing a lot of problems, the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry clarifies that 75 percent of fund has already been released under its Scholarship Schemes.
Remaining release of 25 percent of the Central share has also been sanctioned on case to case basis, the Ministry added.
“All the implementing agencies have been asked to process expeditiously the scholarship applications so that students don’t face any hardship. In all other schemes of the Department, funds are being released to the implementing agencies on a regular basis and close monitoring with the concerned authoritiesis being done on a day-to-day basis”, a Ministry official said.
Disbursement of fellowships to SC beneficiaries under the Scheme of National Fellowships for SCs is monitored by the Department on a monthly basis with the University Grants Commission (UGC) and other stakeholders.
They have been directed by the Department of Social Justice to ensure timely disbursement of fellowships to the students under the scheme, the official added.