Patiala: The Joint Action Committee, Punjab, comprising of representatives of 13 associations of educational institutes of all the streams of the state issued a release stating that there are no fake admissions in any of the institutions of Punjab. A news report was published in some leading dailies in this regard that an enquiry by the government has revealed it. The JAC stated that either the officers of some departments are providing inappropriate information to the governement or the government is stating these unsubstantiated statistics to further delay the payment of scholarship to the institutes and the students.
Dr Anshu Kataria spokesmen of JAC said that there is no question of fake admission in any of the institutes across the state as all the admissions are confirmed by the Universities after verification of certificates of all the admitted candidates. The scholarship of SC students is approved only after due verification of Matric, Caste, Residence, AADHAAR and Income certificate of students by the Govt. agencies through Sanctioning Authorities and concerned line departments. Such a large number of certificates cannot be forged by the institutes under any circumstances. There was no mechanism to check the double apply of scholarship by the candidates at institute level in the year 2014-15, which was later rectified by the welfare department from 2015-16 year onwards.
The number stated as fake admission or bogus claim of scholarship is in actual those students who have dropped their study mid way and not completed their course. The students drop their study due to various reasons like job, marriage of girls etc. The drop out phenomenon is most common from school level onwards. Neither we deny the education of choice to the students nor can they be bonded students of any stream. Even some students are detained or expelled by the institutes due to indiscipline or other such activities. These students studied in the institutions for one or more than one years and availed all the facilities along with education. These institutes shall be paid by the Govt for providing all these facilities and study to these students. The institutes are not at fault for demanding the fee for the period of study of these students.
Hence JAC demanded the release of scholarship according to the period of study in any institute by the student. The Govt. shall amend the notification in this regard immediately. They accused the Govt. that instead of lauding the efforts of Self Financed Unaided Institutions of the state to provide education to underprivileged sections of society the Govt has been tarnishing the image of these institutions by such unsubstantiated reports. The people of Punjab shall be grateful to these institutions because of whom the youth of the state has been provided the education within state instead of going to far off places some 15 years ago. Instead of migration of Punjabi Youth the state is receiving lacs of students from other state.
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