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ABSU demands regularization of scholarships for ST (P) students

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TANGLA, June 11: The Udalguri district committee All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) staged a two-hour sit-in on Friday at the ITDP office, Udalguri to demand regularization of scholarships for ST (P) students of schools and colleges of the district. A memorandum regarding the same was forwarded to Jual Oram, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs through the DC office Udalguri. The activists of ABSU submitted the memorandum to Dimple Baruah, Assistant Commissioner, Udalguri. The memorandum stated that due to negligence of authorities of Integrated Tribal Development Project (ITDP) and respective college authorities, students of the community were deprived of scholarships as per government norms. ABSU sought necessary action from the government to regularize the scholarships of the students. The memorandum also demanded issue of pending scholarships from 2005-06 to 2015-16,CBI inquiry into irregularities of long-pending scholarships, special budget provisions for the scholarships and also to increase the amount of scholarships. The copies of the memorandum were also forwarded to the State Government, BTC government and authorities of ITDP. Rinjoy Boro, president Udalguri ABSU along with hundreds of school and college students took part in the demonstration.

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