10th Jul 2024 11:07:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter 

ITANAGAR, Jul 10: In a significant move the Directorate of Higher & Technical Education has disbursed the first batch of Post Matric Scholarships. This initial installment amounting to Rs. 26.78 Crore and benefited a total of 8,338 students.
In a press statement, the department stated that on July 3 last, the department received the second and final instalment of funds, totalling Rs. 95.057 Crore, from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) and the State Government. demonstrating efficiency. The department disbursed the scholarship amount to 28,005 students on the same day. This marked the transition from human intervention to an automated computerized system, ensuring a swift distribution process.
However, scholarships for 7,164 students could not be processed due to Aadhar-Bank account-related issues. The affected students have been notified through auto-generated SMS via the NSP portal.
While the Department initially disbursed the scholarships on 3rd July 2024, technical issues within the NSP/DBT/PFMS system delayed the crediting of funds within the mandated 48-72 hours for the Direct Benefit Transfer system. The Department promptly addressed these issues with NSP, New Delhi, and PFMS, New Delhi. The matter was resolved on Tuesday night, and the scholarship amounts were disbursed today. Students can expect the funds to be credited to their bank accounts within the next few hours.
The Department has urged the 7,164 students facing bank-related issues to resolve these matters promptly to facilitate the processing of their scholarships.
The Post Matric Scholarship is a Central Scheme funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, with the SJETA Department acting as the nodal department in the State.
Earlier, Minister of Education PD Sona clarified that there is no room for doubt regarding the misuse of scholarship funds. Speaking to the media, Sona assured that students will receive their scholarships in adherence to established norms.
He further clarified that the Department of Social Justice Empowerment & Tribal Affairs serves as the nodal department for the scholarship program. The Department of Education is actively working to transition the administration of these schemes to ensure autonomous oversight by the designated department, aiming to eliminate any future delays.
Highlighting ongoing efforts, Minister Sona disclosed that a high-level meeting with the Deputy Chief Minister, Chief Minister, and other officials has already taken place to promptly resolve outstanding scholarship issues.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
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