College students in MP harried as change in software inordinately delays scholarship disbursal

Neemuch: Due to changes in software, scholarship of 7400 students of 7 government and 6 private colleges in the Neemuch district has been stuck although the financial year 2018-19 has already passed.

Students have raised the problem at the college level. All the applications were forwarded to the Tribal Welfare Department.

Department coordinator said that problem arose due to changes in the Bhopal NIC Portal and it would be resolved soon.

According to the rules, each student’s annual scholarship amount in courses like BA, BCom is between Rs 2800 and Rs 3200. Students sent the application through the colleges to Tribal Welfare Department.

Due to changes in the software in Bhopal district, the process could not be completed on time and wait for the amount to be allocated continues although the financial year is drawing towards close.

Kamlesh Nagar, a student of MSW Second Semester, studying in Lead College, said they sent the application long back. But the scholarship amount did not reach in their accounts. Students Tripti Pal and Pooja Rathore also expressed concern over the delay.

VK Jain, principal, Lead College Neemuch, said the matter is being raised at the administration’s level.

Tribal Welfare Department district convener Rakesh Rathore said a new portal of the department was developed. Work on scholarship section is in progress and the issue would be resolved soon, he said.