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Students allege stipend misappropriation

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT


Itagar, March 27: The Students Union of Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat in East Siang district has alleged massive misappropriation of government fund meant for students’ stipend and other academic activities. The union in a statement said that huge amount of money released under ‘stipend scheme’ has been misappropriated by the college authority. Raising questions over transparency and accountability in fincial dealing, the union said the office bearers are quite reluctant to disclose any fincial information viz.

sanctioning amount meant for stipend, actual number of students and disbursed amount with the existing balance.

The union has reported many discrepancies in the allotment of stipend such as unequal allotment of amount, missing of mes from the allotment list and delay in payment, while many eligible applicants are not given stipend even after furnishing required documents.

Thus, more than 1800 students of this college are still debarred from getting stipend, which is causing concern among the student union members.

The Students’ Union is all set to stage dhar before the academic office on March 28, to register their protest against the alleged fincial irregularities.

The union members further alleged that numerous problems are plaguing the premier educatiol institution due to weak magement of the college authority. It also urged the department of Higher & Technical Education for equal allotment of students’ stipend and strict monitoring of the payout procedures in the government colleges.

When contacted principal of JN College clarified that allotment of stipend against the eligible students was made by the directorate.

“The college authority has been assigned to disburse the amount as per the allotment list into their bank accounts through the district treasury. Allotment of stipend against particular student is made on the basis of percentage of marks secured in the previous examition with the percentage of attendance in class,” he informed.

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