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7 Bills passed on Day 3 of Punjab Vidhan Sabha amid protest by Akali MLAs over post-matric scholarship scam

Ruchika M Khanna

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, October 21

As many as seven Payments have been handed on the day three of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha session, which started amid protest by the Akali Dal MLAs within the Properly of the Home.

The MLAs protested over the post-matric scholarship rip-off and shortly staged a walkout.

Later, members of the Lok Insaaf Social gathering additionally joined them within the protest exterior the Home.

The Home adjourned sine die.

The disbursal of Rs 248.11 crore out of the Rs 303 crore, which was launched in three elements by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in February 2019 and March 2019, had come beneath scanner.

The Centre had launched the fee on the idea of the reimbursement claims obtained from the Social Welfare Division for fiscal years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 when the SAD-BJP was in energy.

Within the departmental probe report submitted to the Chief Secretary on August 24, the disbursal of Rs 248.11 crore is beneath the scanner. Of this, the division disbursed Rs 39 crore to “ghost” establishments because the data of the distribution of the quantity are lacking. One other Rs 16.71 crore was wrongly disbursed to personal academic establishments regardless of the Finance Division throughout its audit mentioning restoration of Rs eight crore from the establishments which had been illegally given the scholarship quantity.

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