AASA demands reopening of web portal for Nagaland, Manipur
Dimapur, January 19
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he All Assam Student’s Association (AASA) has today submitted a memorandum to Union Minority Minister, Najma Heptulla & Director of Scholarships, Ministry of Ministry of Minority Affairs, Delhi demanding to reopen the web portal for the state of Nagaland and Manipur.
Informing this in a release, President AASA Milon Choudhury said, there are large numbers of students from Nagaland and Manipur pursuing technical courses in various institutions across India depending on merit-cum-means based scholarship, but maximum numbers of students have missed to upload required documents in the web portal within the stipulated period of time given by the Ministry of Minority Affairs website.“It is a major concern for these students, as they are from financially weak background, Choudhury said adding these students completely dependent on the scholarship amount to pay their fees.”
Choudhury said, “There was a long discussion held between student’s body and Director of Ministry of Minority Affairs. The minister assured that he would personally look into the issue and that he would take necessary action to reopen the web portal within 10 (ten days) especially for these two states as the issue is considered a genuine”.
The All Assam Students Association, on behalf of these students, has demanded the Union Minority Minister & Director of Scholarship (Pre-Matric, Post Matric and Merit cum means), Ministry of Minority Affairs to give the web portal to respective Department of Higher Technical Education, Govt. of Nagaland & Manipur.
All Assam Students Association president and members took the initiative after observing that they are seriously from financially weak background who are facing lot of problems in their institution in paying their fees. The Association also expressed concern that if these students are not sanctioned their renewal scholarship amount before February 2015 then they may not be able to sit for their semester examination, hence will lose an important academic year.