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Corruption: NSF calls out false claims by students

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By EMN Updated: Aug 06, 2019 12:18 am
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Dimapur, Aug. 5 (EMN): In a strange twist to the corruption narrative concerning the scholarships in Nagaland, the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has called out what it alleged on Monday were false claim of scholarships by students this time.
The NSF issued a press release to the media on Monday asking “the students’ community” to check ‘rampant practices of corruption by way of falsely claiming scholarship.’

The press release read: “Taking serious note on the false claim of scholarships by the students, the Naga Students Federation is compelled to issue an advisory to the students’ community to check rampant practices of corruption by way of falsely claiming scholarship. The federation is of the strict view that only eligible and financially needy students should avail the scholarship benefits and that any false claim by the students’ community is a direct practise of corruption.”

The federation announced that it will be launching a campaign with the slogan “No false claim on scholarship.”
The NSF has invited ‘positive response and cooperation in the mission’ from the students’ community to sign a pledge declaration “no to corruption,” the press release read.

“In this regard an extensive campaign will be launched across Nagaland where students and the administrations of various institutions are informed to render their full cooperation for the success of the campaign.”

Further, the NSF has directed every student to strictly adhere to the criteria stipulated by the government. Students whose parents’ income from all sources exceeds INR 2.50 lakh per annum are not to apply for the post-matric scholarship.

“Students are hereby directed not to produce false income affidavit to claim the scholarship benefits. It is in this light that the federation directs all its federating units to facilitate the financially needy and govt. school students in applying the pre-matric scholarship scheme.”

In other matters, the NSF informed eligible candidates that the post-matric scholarship (ST), Nagaland merit and research scholarship and the NEC-stipend and book grant for the academic session 2019-2020 will be “live by 23rd July 2019 till 30th Sept. 2019.”

Likewise, the pre-matric scholarship scheme for Scheduled Tribe students studying in class IX and X will go live or active by August 1 2019 till the 30th of September 2019 via the common scholarship portal, government of Nagaland. The URL is https://scholarship.nagaland.gov.in, the press release added.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 06, 2019 12:18:07 am