PM Narendra Modi calls for legal action against NGOs duping Kashmiri students

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Srinagar | Published: May 28, 2015 11:47:22 AM

Narendra Modi reviewed the progress of PM's Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) in Jammu and kashmir and directed for taking necessary corrective measures for better implementation of the scheme.

narendra modi jammu and kashmir studentsNarendra Modi reviewed the progress of PM’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) in Jammu and kashmir and directed for taking necessary corrective measures for better implementation of the scheme. (Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for legal action against NGOs allegedly involved in duping Kashmiri students enrolled in various colleges under the PM’s Special Scholarship Scheme.

State Chief Secretary Iqbal Khandey briefed the Prime Minister on the implementation of the scheme through a video conference, an official spokesman said.

“The PM called for initiating legal action against the NGOs allegedly involved in duping the students who have enrolled in various colleges under the PMSSS,” the spokesman said.

The Prime Minister reviewed the progress of PMSSS in the state and directed for taking necessary corrective measures and holding regular consultations for better implementation of the scheme.

“The Prime Minister directed Union Higher Education Secretary S Mohanty to share with the state government immediately the list of all colleges approved under 12B of UGC Act, or recognised by AICTE so that aspiring students can know in advance about the UGC certified colleges, their fee structure, etc and not get into trouble later as has been the case,” the spokesman said.

“The students in the state should know in advance about the scheme as well as the eligible colleges for availing the benefits of the scholarships under PMSSS. No student will risk his career and it is our duty to ensure that they are well informed and properly counselled,” the Prime Minister said.

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