NDPP-BJP coalition has no vision nor priority for the education sector: HSLC 2023 toppers yet to receive CMMSF, claims RPP

BY | Wednesday, 3 July, 2024

The Rising People’s Party (RPP) has claimed that the top 50 students of HSLC examination 2023 are yet to receive the Chief Minister’s Meritorious Students’ Fellowship (CMMSF). Even after a gap of one year, the RPP in a press release stated that the CM’s office is yet to take a decision on the fellowship.

“The NDPP-BJP coalition is not even sparing class 10 students. As per protocol the Chief Minister hands over Rs. 50,000/- each to the top 50 students during the CMMSF programme held every year. However, in a shocking turn of events, sources in the NBSE/DoSE confirmed that the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) which is the final authority to decide as and when the CMMF programme is to be held, is yet to take a decision even after a gap of one year,” stated the RPP.

Many of the students and their parents are made to run from pillar to post, according to the RPP, and in the process the whole point in constituting CMMSF is rendered meaningless.

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“The RPP can only surmise that the CMO has adjusted the funds meant for the meritorious students elsewhere. This adjustment is not a new phenomenon. The story is the same even for Post-Matric Scholarships. Every year the state Higher Education Minister promises to release the Post-Matric Scholarship on time, but every year he delays the release of funds and is not embarrassed to give concocted justifications for the delay, year after year,” the RPP asserted.

The party maintained that the NDPP-BJP coalition has no vision nor priority for the education sector, nor for any other sectors, except for the construction sector where profits can be made by cronies.

“As long as the NDPP-BJP priority is on vanity projects like constructing a new rostrum at Kisama at the cost of Rs. 52 Crore, quality education – and students – will continue to suffer,” contended the RPP.


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