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Crime Branch registers case against NGOs cheating students under PMSSS

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Inputs from Police Media Centre Kashmir


Srinagar May 13: Crime Branch Kashmir has formally registered a case for alleged cheating of students by some agencies/NGO’s on the pretext of providing them benefits under Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship scheme.
Crime Branch J&K received complaints with allegations that students of J&K have been cheated by extorting their money on the pretext of providing them benefits under centrally sponsored Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship scheme (PMSSS). Accordingly an enquiry was ordered to investigate the into the matter.

During the course of enquiry it surfaced that Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resources Development, had in the year 2011-12 granted five thousand scholarships to the students of J&K for pursuing studies in various institutions of the country. The scholarship was meant for the students of the State who had passed 10+2 from the J&K Board of School Education and CBSE with annual income of their parents not exceeding Rs.4.5 lac.

It further came to fore that some NGOs/consultancies developed nexus with private educational institutions of different states and under the garb of the above scholarship lured candidates and induced them to deposit huge amounts as security deposits. It was further found that the students to whom the admissions were deceitfully granted were not provided any scholarship by MHRD under the Prime Minister’s Scholarship scheme.

Crime Branch Kashmir has formally registered a case in this regard and investigation has been started to bring the culprits to book.

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